Judge a hay by it's colour?
I recently ran a quick Facebook poll to see which of these two hays people though contained higher nutrition (defined as digestible energy and/or sugars and starch). Over 600 people voted for Hay A (a Rhodes/kikuyu grass mix), while almost 400 voted for Hay B (teff hay), but many people commented that it was not possible to tell just by looking - and they were 100% correct! In fact, the two hays were actually quite similar in digestible energy and sugars, however did differ in some other areas - so I put together a graph comparing some key nutrients.
Things to note
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