Fescue Hay was Re: Oh, Gawd, Here We Go Blaming Barnyard Beasts for Human Foibles

Fescue Hay was Re: Oh, Gawd, Here We Go Blaming Barnyard Beasts for Human Foibles

Post by Intern » Wed, 29 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> >I thought fescue wasn't good for horses? You don't have any pregnant mares
> >I hope. Do other people feed fescue in your area? Just wondering, if I'm
wrong
> >about this, I'm sure it will be pointed out.

> It is'nt a particularly palatable grass, and most horses won't eat it
> unless there is nothing else available.  It makes a poor quality horse
> hay, IMO, inferior to either bermuda or timothy in nutritional value.
> Cheap, tho.

> Fescue is, however, one of the few grasses that stays green in the
> winter. The horses here seem to prefer the clover and winter rye,
> however.

What about the endophytes? I thought the mold that naturally grows on
fescue was toxic, esp. to pregnant mares? Can anyone else clarify?
Dr. Newell?

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