Hay & Straw Suppliers in Hertfordshire
Hyde Farm, Hay & Straw Suppliers in Hertfordshire has been producing hay & straw for generations. We are a family run farm offering a professional, friendly and reliable service. We are the leading quality hay and straw suppliers in Hertfordshire. Read more.
Our Farm in Hertfordshire
With generations of experience, the Macmillan family takes great care growing all our crops. We only cut our grass at the optimum time, ensuring premium quality hay. We offer the optimally grown hay and supply many equestrian centres, riding schools and independent livery yards.
Finest Quality Hay and Straw Suppliers in Hertfordshire
- Delivery in Herts, Bucks & London
- Monday to Saturday
- Give us a call for a quote
Finest Quality Hay and Straw Suppliers in Hertfordshire – call us on 07542 143 564
What Our Customers Say
“Wonderful Products & Friendly Service”
This is an amazing family run farm, they are a lovely reliable family business. We have used them for hay/straw/haylage for as long as I can remembe, great quality produce and a great service’
Sophie – Chiswell Green Riding School
“Fast and friendly service”
Hyde Farm has been our hay and straw supplier for almost a decade. Fast and friendly service with great quality hay and straw every time.
Steve, Cassiobury Farm and Fish
What is Straw?
Straw is an agricultural byproduct consisting of the dry stalks of cereal plants after the grain and chaff have been removed. It makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. It has a number of different uses, including fuel, livestock bedding and fodder, thatching and basket making.
Straw is usually gathered and stored in a straw bale, which is a bale, or bundle, of straw tightly bound with twine, wire, or string. Straw bales may be square, rectangular, or round, and can be very large, depending on the type of baler used.
What is Hay?
Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut and dried to be stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for large grazing animals raised as livestock, such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. However, it is also fed to smaller domesticated animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may also be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as herbivores.
Hay can be used as animal fodder when or where there is not enough pasture or rangeland on which to graze an animal, when grazing is not feasible due to weather (such as during the winter), or when lush pasture by itself would be too rich for the health of the animal. It is also fed when an animal is unable to access pasture, e.g. the animal is being kept in a stable or barn.