Poor quality hay in Phoenix has brought much concern to TBN Ranch. I had a load of Bermuda hay delivered on Monday and it’s dried out, brown in the middle and all the horses here are just picking at it. Even my burro who is happy to get anything at all is turning up his nose.
I bought this and all my hay for the last 10 years from C&H Hay in Phoenix. When I called to complain they were very nice and offered to do a refund or exchange. But I’m pretty sure hay purchased elsewhere is going to be the same crappy barn stored hay. There is a hay shortage not only here, but all over the West primarily due to drought. Today I’m checking out a few other local hay suppliers and see what their hay looks like. However, I have a feeling I’ll be equally disappointed. If I’m wrong, I have another problem… it will most likely be sold at a premium price. I’m expecting a better quality Bermuda (if there is any) to be near $20 a bale. Yikes!
I suggest anybody buying hay in the Phoenix area to check out the hay quality before you buy. It’s a royal pain to return hay and have another load delivered.
See the difference in quality?