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Due to the unprecedented drought conditions our supply of hay has been seriously impacted. While we do not have our usual quantity, we have been able to locate and acquire some hay from other sources. At present we have some round bales of native grass upland prairie hay as well as round and square bales of alfalfa on hand. Please call for availability and pricing if not listed. All hay prices FOB Bloomfield NE.

1 semi load round bales alfalfa (30) bales - $330 per ton

7 semi loads of 2011 crop large squares alfalfa race horse quality - $350 per ton

3 semi loads large squares alfalfa-orchard grass mixed (3 different ratios) race horse quality - $320 per ton

3 semi loads - 2011 large square bales UPLAND NATIVE GRASS PRAIRIE HAY
from Madison, Minnesota. Two semi loads are from the 2011 crop and one is from this year. It was stored inside in Minnesota before arriving at our indoor storage facility. A 48 ft. flat-bed semi-trailer will haul 63 of these bales. The bales weigh 560 lbs. each, so they are easily handled by smaller tractors and loaders and are suitable for hand feeding and will fit into round bale feeders for self-feeding.

Large square 3'x4'x8' wheat straw available now on site (price to be determined)

All of this hay is stored inside on cement in a hay storage building that is cleaned annually to keep hay clean and free of dust or mold. This hay is ideal in color, scent, and appearance for horses, incoming cattle, weaned calves, or bucket calves. Core samples have been sent to Ward Laboratories in Kearney, NE and the results will be posted here soon.

Large volume discounts are available for more than one semi load (20 tons or more). A cashier’s check or cash for the amount due (number of bales x 560# each divided by 2000 lbs. x $335 per ton) must be paid before loading. Cashier’s checks can be held until after Jan 1, 2013 at the buyer’s request. For buyers more than 100-200 miles away, we have several local truckers and 24 truck freight companies that deliver to any state. Freight rates will be determined by the shipping company and are expected to be paid upon delivery by cashier’s check or cash.

We have a semi-truck available for short haul deliveries and a smaller gooseneck pickup trailer for smaller amount deliveries of 4-5 tons. You are responsible for unloading at your end. Smaller amounts are available for purchase by cash, cashier’s check, wire transfer but must also be paid for before the hay is loaded. On the purchase of 10 bales or less the cost will be $100.00 per bale. We are available to load almost any time with sufficient notice by cell phone 402-640-1306 or 402-640-8544 or email info@perfecthay.com.


Poppe Hay Company specializes in the production of orchardgrass, alfalfa, and orchardgrass/alfalfa mixed hay. Our quality standards are unsurpassed. Poppe hay is tested and tracked from the field to the shed. Each field and cutting are identified by lab tests, field or origin, cutting, and storage location. We know exactly what hay we have available at all times.

Interpreting the Lab Test Analysis Report for Horse Hay

The type of analysis will vary depending on what specific nutrient compositions are needed. Often horse managers need to know the levels of trace minerals or vitamins. A chemical analysis provides that information and most of the time an NIRS analysis will be the most practical.
The report will provide the horse owner with the percent Crude Protein (CP), Dry Matter (DM), Calcium (Ca), Potassium (K), and Phosphorus (P), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), and Relative Feeding Value (RFV). Dry matter measures the amount of water in a sample and is subtracted from 100. Most hays will be about 90 percent dry matter.
Crude protein indicates only the level of amino acids and total nitrogen in the forage. It is not a good predictor of energy availability in the hay. Crude protein is not likely to be limiting except in lactating mares and growing foals. Levels of Ca, P, and K indicate the percent of these minerals in the forage. These can vary greatly and levels in the forage should determine the minerals needed in the concentrate mixture.
ADF is composed of cellulose, lignin, and other poorly digested components. The lower the ADF value, the more digestible the nutrients there are in the hay. Levels above 45 percent are of little nutritional value and samples with less than 31 percent ADF are excellent. The higher the percent NDF, the less the horses will consume. NDF levels below 40 are excellent and those above 65 will likely not be eaten by most horses. A high relative feeding value (RFV) reflects higher quality, greater intake, higher digestibility, and fewer concentrates needed to supplement the diet. When buying horse hay, RFV should be a prime consideration.


Let us fill your barn with known quality and value!

Call Nolan Poppe's Cell# 402-640-1306


Email: Info@PerfectHay.com