I began using and raising grass hay after consulting with my veterinarian about why one of my horses was “tying up”. He recommended that I stop feeding high protein alfalfa and feed good grass hay. I took his advice and my horse has been happy ever since. Today I grow and sell chiefly Orchard Grass. It’s a very palatable, nutritious grass that works exceptionally well for my horses and grass fed beef. I also grow limited amounts of Rye and Prairie grass. In order to fill all of the orders that I receive I have developed relationships with other growers who I know invest the same care and consistency that I strive for in our hay. Do your own research and I think that you’ll find that horses are evolved to eat mainly grass and their overall well being is better served with a grass based diet.
Grass Hay should be soft. The moisture content
in this handful is just about perfect. Enjoy! -Bill
Orchard Grass Hay Bales
This is a bale of Orchard Grass Hay. It weighs approximately 100 pounds.
“I would say this is one of the BEST grass hays I have seen. It is a good balance
of protein & energy,good balance of Calcium & Phosphorus and low enough in sugars
that it should not cause upsets in hindgut fermentation. The quality of this hay would
allow for elimination of alfalfa in many scenarios. I believe I can work with this hay…..
under a number of conditions such as lactation, growth, and high work loads.”
Dr. John C. Throckmorton, Ph.D. KING Feeds Nutritionist
Click Here to read recent lab findings on my Grass Hay
Pricing : $23.00 a Bale “#1 orchard grass”
Orchard Grass/ Alfalfa Bales
For horse owners looking for more protein, this is a good fit.
Depending on the cut and field conditions, this hay will have
approximately 20% alfalfa and 80% grass.
Pricing : $22.00 a Bale
This is a less expensive alternative to our best priced grass at the moment.
It’s a first cutting, very soft and carries a sweet smell with an occasional volunteer grain.
Palatability is good. First cutting hay tends to have a slower
growth rate which usually results in better nutrient uptake.
Pricing: Sorry, Out of Stock
Legume Forage Round Bales
They weigh between 800 to 1,000 pounds
and offer cheap feed for cattle in the dry months. 50% more protein than regular forage hay.
Pricing : $100.00
Diploid Rye/Orchard Grass Mix
Grown in Los Osos Valley. This is our most economical hay.
I’ve lowered the price based on color and the occasional chamomile weed.
A good alternative to the more expensive grass, but a limited supply.
Grown in Los Osos Valley. This is an other economical hay.
Forage Hay Round
Averages 940 lbs, 12% Protein, grown in the Los Osos Valley
Pricing: $100 each (delivery available)
Livestock and Pet Feed
I am a new distributor for the L.A. Hearne Company’s KING FEEDS.
Many of you purchased these products from the recently closed “DOUBLE D” farm supply
store on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo. We carry the entire line of King products.
Please use their web site, www.king-brand.com , to peruse their products and email or call
us to place your order. We can save you a trip to the feed store by bringing you hay and your
feed supplements at the same time! This part of our web site is a work in progress. Stay tuned.
Great for Landscaping and paths and a wonderful water-saver.
Made from livestock waste, bedding materials and tree chips.
We add water and turn regularly for 6 months to one year.
We try to find a nice balance of nitrogen and carbon. We spread this
material in our own fields. It is a great material for flower and vegetable gardens.
Beef $7.50 per pound
“It was the best natural beef I’ve ever had!” Dan McDonald, satisfied customer.
We cross breed Dexter cattle with Wagyu bulls. Our cattle are all grass fed
and raised in a sustainable manner meaning no growth hormones, no feedlot finishing,
no drugs unless the humane health of the animal is at stake, all on open pastures.
We sell meat by the pound and we sell live animals to those who are interested in a docile,
environmentally friendly animal that naturally fattens on grass. If you are interested please contact us.
Ostrander Grass Hay will be opening our pastures and facilities to accommodate
horse boarding. While we are not an equestrian facility, we want to offer a
healthy contenting place for well deserving horses. Give me a call to discuss
your horses needs for hay, feed supplements or boarding.