Being in the Southeast (specifically, Southeast Georgia), we focus on a variety of bermudagrasses and perennial peanut. We concentrate our efforts on producing the highest quality bermudagrass hay that we can through an intensive herbicide application and fertilization process. Our fields are nutrient tested each year and fertilized in the Spring before the first harvest and again after each harvest. As perennial peanuts requires little fertilization (they're a legume, and thusly are nitrogen fixing), we ensure that those fields are as clean as possible through broadcast spraying for invasive grasses and broadleaf weeds. Extra care is taken by spot spraying more persistent weeds and even manual removal of these weeds. We truly try our best to provide your with the highest quality hay that we can.
Our Varieties of Hay
Tifton 85 Bermudagrass
Often called Tift85, this is a relatively high protein bermudagrass hybrid from the USDA program in Tifton, GA. A highly digestible hybrid, Tift85 features larger stems and broader leaves than other varieties of bermudagrass. A very aggressive growing hay, Tift85 is best when harvested at 25-30 days and can yield some of the highest protein in the bermudagrass family. This hay will often be the coarsest we offer and one that we can count on for at least 5-6 cuttings a year.
Alicia is a bermudagrass variety from Africa that has performed well in our climate. Thriving with rainfall, Alicia is very drought tolerant and will produce beautiful hay when harvested. While not as digestible as Tift85, Alicia is more forgiving, allowing us to harvest in a wider window of time with no appreciable loss in quality or appearance. This is the finest hay we offer as Alicia has very thin stems and narrow leaves.
Created as a joint venture between Auburn University and LSU, Russell is a very versatile grass that falls nicely between Alicia and Tift85 in terms of quality and coarseness. A very winter hardy bermudagrass, Russell is often the first cutting we get and one of the last. Due to it's well balanced nature, we often choose to use Russell for our round bale production. However, we do bale a couple thousand squares of it a year for clients who prefer it.
The crown jewel of our hay portfolio, Perennial Peanut is often called the "Alfalfa of the South", and rightfully so. Perennial Peanut can yield protein levels equal to Alfalfa and oftens keeps better with less leaf loss than Alfalfa. Due to it's slow growing nature, we are usually held to only 2-3 cuttings a year, so supply is often limited on Perennial Peanut hay. You won't find a better source of high protein and well balanced minerals natively grown in the Southeat than this stuff. We encourage you to try some and see if it's right for your horse's diet. We're confident you won't be disappointed.