Heartland Hay Company

Bringing you quality alfalfa hay from Western South Dakota

Heartland Hay Company is a family owned and operated business, dedicated to providing premium quality horse and dairy hay nationwide. 

 

We grow the hay ourselves on our irrigated farm in western South Dakota.  Hay is tested by a recognized forage lab to assure quality.

 

Our alfalfa hay typically tests at 15 to 24% protein, and 120 to 230 RFV and is baled into 55 to 60 pound, 34 inch squares.

 

Typical delivered cost (by semi-load) is $8 to $12 per bale to most of Texas, depending on hay quality and current trucking costs.  First typically has 15 to 16% protein and 120 RFV.  Second and later cuttings are finer stemmed and typically 18 to 24% protein and 140 to 230 RFV.

 

Bales are delivered by the semi-load (750 to 800 bales) or local pickup is available.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

 

We are planning to add alfalfa-orchard grass mix in 2014.

 

Inventory as of January 2014

8000 bales small square 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, $6

 

thanks for the hay! I have never fed hay this good before.  The cattle love it. Thanks”

(from a customer near Buffalo, TX feeding some 4th cutting)

Phone: 281-468-7755

 

email: brian@heartlandhay.com

Baling second cutting in July 2010.

Text Box: We have raised quality alfalfa on 170 irrigated acres since 2001.  Beginning in 2009 we began square baling all of our hay and sending it nationwide, primarily to Texas.  Prior to 2009 we round baled and sold hay locally. Western South Dakota is an excellent area for raising quality alfalfa.  We generally have very low humidity, enabling proper curing, which is essential to putting up mold-free hay.  Blister beetles are nearly non-existent in this area.  Our hay is stored in a 48 by 120 foot pole barn.

 

 

 

 

Irrigation is from the Belle Fourche River, picture here at flood stage in June 2009.

Bright green fourth cutting contrasts with some first cutting.  Note the finer stems in the fourth cutting compared to the first.

A disc mower is used for cutting—here in some first cutting— cut rather late due to weather.

Callie digs for a mouse.

Irrigation is from gated pipe.  Normal rainfall is only 15 inches per year and humidity July—September is low.  Lack of rain is good for curing hay but not for making it grow!