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Soaking hay dramatically increases the bacterial content (10-minute soak = 150% increase!)

It reduces hygiene quality, reduces palatability, and leaches lots of valuable nutrients out of the hay.

Soaking produces a post-soak liquid (which is 9 times more polluting than raw sewage) and uses 60-100 litres of water. It's laborious, messy, and heavy to handle.

Steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer kills 99%** of the mould, fungi, yeast and bacteria in the hay which causes respiratory disease.

Nutrients are retained and palaltability is increased.

**European Workshop for Equine Nutrition, Cirencester, 2010

What people say

"We’ve been using the Haygain Steamer for just over a month and It’s made ours and the horses lives so much better. The coughs have disappeared and they are all so much healthier eating steamed (hay) and we’re not wasting so much as they love it!" Caroline W.

"I love my Haygain I have always said it is the one item on the yard that we just can't do with out in fact we have just bought our second" Rebecca B.

"Excellent - would recommend to anyone, I bought my steamer to tempt my fussy mare into eating the hay I had. It was perfectly edible, but was made a few summers ago, so didn't smell as tempting as it once did ... now she's eating two full slices of my older hay, steamed, and her stable is tidy." Tamsin R.