Finding information about forages not commonly found in Wisconsin

Due to hay shortage in some areas in Wisconsin, some buyers might want to look into buying hay from out of State. To find out more about uses and animal health concerns of specific forages visit the USDA PLANTS Database, Use the scientific or common name to make a search on the Home page top left corner and find helpful information.

Always keep in mind that as a buyer you need to ask about stage of development when the forage was harvest. In addition, it is important to ask if there is a forage test available to know what you are purchasing, and if added feed is going to be necessary.