Re: Does Rinsing hay lower any nutrients besides IRON?


 

I believe the purpose of steaming is to dampen the hay placed into the steamer so that dusts and fine mold particle/spors are not inhaled by the horse eating the hay. Rinsing achieves removing suface dust/particles and evidently surface iron and dampens the hay. Lot cheaper for me to do then $1000 for a steamer. If I lived in a colder climate I might think differently. 

http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/horse/nutrition/the-effect-of-hay-steaming-on-forage-nutritive-values/index.html
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- Bonnie Snodgrass 07-2016

Charles County, Maryland

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