Soaking versus steaming your hay
Did you know...
Although soaking hay dampens down 90% of respirable particles, it dramatically increases the bacterial content of the hay,
In just 10 minutes the bacterial content increases by 150%, and can go on to 500%!
Soaking also reduces palatability and leaches valuable nutrients; but more concerning is the effect on the environment. The post-soak liquid is 9 times more polluting than raw sewage.
How can Haygain help?
Steaming hay with a Haygain hay steamer dramatically reduces bacteria and mould content by up to 99%.
Steamed hay also keeps the nutritional value of the hay in tact, and has no toxic waste, and the horses love it!
A study by Moore-Colyer, M.J.S. and Payne, V. (2012) showed Haygain steamed hay, once tasted was always the first to be consumed.