Benefits of Haygain steamed hay
The only scientifically proven way to purify hay and reduce the health threat from respirable dust, mould spores and pathogens.
High temperature steaming in a Haygain reduces airborne respirable dust in hay and haylage by up to 99%. This helps to avoid damaging exposure to respirable dust and acts as a good long term preventative approach to inflammation.
Providing steamed, clean, palatable forage encourages horses to eat the forage they are given, customers report less wastage as a result too.
Steaming hay is a good way to increase water content to offset dehydration. This will depend on water content & maturity of the forage. Earing et al. (2013) found that steaming increased the water content by almost 3 times.
Get a waft of steamed hay and you'll want to eat it yourself! Four independent palatability studies demonstrated that steamed hay was more palatable and was on most occasions the preferred choice over dry hay and haylage.
What the Horse Owners say!
Champions believe in Haygain steamed hay!
"Very supportive...no hock sores...they're so happy to be in their stalls....very comfortable for the horses."
Carly Kaber, Stable Manager at Deeridge Farms, Florida talking about her installation of ComfortStall
"It's now [...] a year that I'm steaming my hay. I just like it for the horses, especially at the shows, there's a lot of dust always in the stables."
Martin Fuchs, European Champion, Team Switzerland
Olympian, Individual silver medal 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon, NC