can ESC+Starch be too low?


Hay gurus,

I'm looking at a 2nd cutting OG hay tonight that has a an esc+starch of 3.8 %, protein at 10.8%, ADF/NDF 42/64, DE .79. All of the major and trace minerals seem fairly easy to balance, and iron is at 286.

Too good to be true? Can ESC+Starch be too low??

First cutting is similar, 5.4%, protein 9.1%, ADF/NDF 44/68, DE .76 but needs a little calcium and twice as many of the same minerals as above to balance and iron at 418.


Kim & CG
New Hill, NC
Winter 2005

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