THE BEST HAY?
Start with a hard grass that has an ideal sized stem and lots
Most Florida hay is soft grass having low protein and low sugar,
or genetically engineered grass that has large stems like small
sticks with few leaves.
Hay Day Farm started with a Midwestern Bermuda hard grass
with ideal sized stem of 1/16” to 1/8”, loaded with leaves, high
protein of 21%, and high digestibility. Due to Florida’s high
humidity and extreme rainfall at times, this grass could not
adapt to our climate and died off except for a few clumps here
and there in the field. According to an U of F ag agent, the
surviving grass apparently had adapted to our climate thru
mutation. What we thought was a tremendous disappointment at the
time, turned out to be our “miracle grass”.
We at HDF took those few clumps, propagated it and continued to
develop it learning the best way to grow it thru much research,
trial and error, but with God’s help came up with our own HDF
grass which we call “Florage”. Part of the miracle is that
it’s 21% protein, high in sugar and digestibility according to
our testing lab, Dairy One of New York State, who does our
One of our long time customers from Venice, FL, told us he
was feeding T & A before using our Florage. He placed both T&A
and Florage for the horses feeding at the same time. They ate
all the Florage and left the T&A. He says Florage is the
ONLY Florida grown hay he has fed his 28 horses where they
maintain and even gain weight without feeding any supplement.
Many people with older horses say this is the only hay they will
The animals eat all of this hay – and feel satisfied after
eating Florage. Later, after feeding on Florage for a
period, and having their nutritional needs met, they actually
maintain or gain weight on less hay than on any other hay
CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
FLORAGE NUTRITION TRANSLATES TO: LITTLE or NO
Most all farmland is now depleted of vital minerals and
microbes- which break down any minerals that are in the soil.
HDF not only fertilizes with the standard fertilizer used on a
hay crop, but we re-mineralize our soil with trace minerals,
plus we apply soil microbes which are needed to break down all
the fertilizer and minerals to make them available to the plant.
Because these same microbes enter the animal’s digestive system,
and continues to break down the feed they eat, the nutrients
from the feeds are available for that animal to utilize.
Thus they are satisfied, healthy animals.