Oat Hay (Avena sativa) Quick View


Oat (Avena sativa) hay is achieved by cutting the crop when the grain is milk to soft dough stage. The crop is then sun-cured until moisture is at a suitable level for the material to be baled. Oat hay is nutritious and high in both protein and energy content. It can be fed to horses and cattle. In addition to straight Oat hay, alfalfa is often planted with oats to allow for better alfalfa stand establishment. This results in a high-quality feed.