WHY YOU NEED TO FEED HAY WHEN YOU HAVE PLENTY OF PASTURE
Be aware that there can be a lack of nutritional ‘balance’ in spring pasture. It’s very high in protein, high in energy, low in dry matter and low in fibre.
Good quality hay is useful to provide fibre but only feed what stock can clean up otherwise they use it as bedding and waste it, and then won’t eat it because it is dirty.
Never feed silage or hay that has gone mouldy as it’s a health risk to both stock and humans.