Preparing for Winter

Preparing for Winter


After a severe summer drought, winter-forage management can be difficult for those who have livestock. Smaller yields and fewer acres have driven hay prices up and those prices are very likely to be even higher next year. In contrast, the price of Chaffhaye has remained stable, making it an AFFORDABLE means to prevent a winter FORAGE SHORTAGE.

Chaffhaye is a prime alternative to feeding and storing dry hay during the winter months. Hay bales are large, heavy, and cumbersome, needing to be covered or stored indoors to keep them safe from the harsh winter climate. While sealed, Chaffhaye maintains a 16 MONTH SHELF-LIFE and can be stored outdoors during the winter due to its WEATHERPROOF BAG. Double compressed, Chaffhaye occupies 1/3 the space of baled hay making it very easy to store, handle, and to haul.

While long-term hay storage results in some loss of nutrition, Chaffhaye experiences NO LOSS OF NUTRITIONAL VALUE during storage. Nearly twice as nutritious as “good quality” hay, Chaffhaye provides a HIGHER FEED VALUE and greater total digestible nutrients. This greatly reduces the need for additional grains, pelleted feeds and expensive supplements.

About Feeding Chaffhaye in the Winter

  1. Can Chaffhaye Freeze?
    Chaffhaye will freeze below 25 degrees (F) however, it does NOT affect the nutritional quality of the product or the packaging.
  2. How Do I Thaw Frozen Chaffhaye?
    Bring the bags needed for the next day’s ration inside a barn or a garage so they can slowly thaw out for the following day.
  3. Do Open Bags Last Longer in the Cold?
    Yes, the colder the weather, the longer your open bags will remain fresh. Average shelf life of an open bag in the winter = 10-14 days.