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Pennsylvania Horse Hay Producers

Pennsylvania Horse Hay Producers

By Laura Kenny

Many horse owners struggle to find a consistent source of hay. This article provides a list of horse hay producers in Pennsylvania alphabetically by county. It is not a complete list, but rather a collection of producers who requested to be listed. Penn State does not endorse any particular producer and does not vouch for the quality of the products.

If you are a horse hay producer and would like to be added to or removed from this list, please contact Laura Kenny by e-mail (lbk8@psu.edu) or phone (484-971-6512).

Tips for Selecting and Buying Horse Hay

When purchasing hay, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Hay Quality: Horse hay should be free of mold, dust, and other foreign materials.
  • Hay Maturity: Hay that was cut when the plants were immature is soft, leafy, and tends to be high in energy and protein. Hay that was cut when mature is stemmy and contains seed heads, and tends to be lower in energy and protein.
  • Cuttings: First cutting hay refers to the first harvest of the year, and is often, but not always, more mature than second or third cuttings due to the wet spring weather delaying harvest.
  • Type of Hay: Legume hay like alfalfa and clover tends to be higher in energy, protein, and calcium than grass hay like timothy, orchardgrass, and brome grass.
  • Nutritional Needs: Individual horses have different nutritional needs. For example, a horse in heavy work or a young growing horse might benefit from an immature hay, while an idle or overweight horse might benefit from a more mature hay with fewer calories. Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to select the right hay for your horses.
  • Hay Analysis: Some hay producers might have a hay analysis  available for their hay, which will list nutritional information like energy, protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and minerals. You can also send a sample to a laboratory for analysis yourself once you have purchased the hay if you are interested in its nutritional content.
  • Health Issues: Horses that are prone to laminitis may need hay with low sugar and starch content. This cannot be estimated visually, so a hay analysis is needed to determine the non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) level of the hay.
  • Cost by Weight: Bale weight can vary significantly. An $8 small square bale could weigh 45 pounds or 60 pounds. It is often wise to find out or calculate the cost per ton rather than per bale when comparing prices. 
  • Bale Size: If you are able to handle large bales like round bales or large square bales, they tend to be cheaper per ton than small square bales for similar quality hay. Your hay storage space may also impact the bale size you select. Using hay feeders significantly reduces the amount of hay wasted by horses  when consuming the bale.

Horse Hay Producers in Pennsylvania

Kevin Eckert
Pleasant Meadow Farm
New Oxford, PA 17350
County: Adams
Phone Number: 717-465-4421
Email Address: Mmidengr@yahoo.com

Rick Jones
Rick’s Custom Baling LLC
East Berlin, PA 17316
County: Adams
Phone Number: 717-309-6582
Email Address: RCB6582@gmail.com

Andy Huffman
Triple A and R Farm
Rural Valley, PA 16249
County: Armstrong
Phone Number: 724-525-3133
Email Address: TripleAandRFarm@yahoo.com

David Bentrem
Three D Ranch
Clinton, PA 15026
County: Beaver
Phone Number: 412-580-4458
Website: threedranch.com

Lon Gates
Gatesway Farm
New Enterprise, PA 16664
County: Bedford
Phone Number: 814-766-2733
Email Address: gatesway@embarqmail.com

Ben Boltz
Kutztown, PA 19530
County: Berks
Phone Number: 484-223-9882
Email Address: Ben_boltz@yahoo.com

Richard Greener
Tulpehocken Manor Farm
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
County: Berks
Phone Number: 610-374-7772
Email Address: dgreener@freestech.com

Ryan Graham
Graham Farms
Evans City, PA 16033
County: Butler
Phone Number: 724-290-6320
Email Address: Ryanwg89@yahoo.com

Matthew Poorman
Lilly, PA 15946
County: Cambria
Phone Number: 814-312-4120
Email Address: poorman4120@gmail.com

Ben Everett
Palmerton, PA 18071
County: Carbon
Phone Number: 484-629-3232

Charles Gale
Kradel Acres Farm
State College, PA 16803
County: Centre
Phone Number: 814-769-1665
Email Address: Kradelacresfarm@gmail.com

Ronald Hoover
Port Matilda, PA 16870
County: Centre
Phone Number: 814-777-4785
Email Address: Ronhoover1466@gmail.com

Barry Sands
Valley Hay LLC
Centre Hall, PA 16828
County: Centre
Phone Number: 570-294-6912
Email Address: sandsauctioneer@gmail.com

James Bartlett
Elverson, PA 19520
County: Chester
Email Address: JVBart@gmail.com

Lewis Frame
Frame Farm & Hay Sales
Honey Brook, PA, 19344
County: Chester
Phone Number: 610-613-7760
Email Address: Lewframe@gmail.com

Russell Mosteller
Lo-Mis Farm
East Nantmeal
County: Chester
Phone Number: 610-469-6119
Email Address: rcmosteller@yahoo.com

Hannah Alexander
Morrisdale
County: Clearfield
Phone Number: 570-367-1701
Email Address: Hbardo11@gmail.com

Terry Carlson
Carlson Farm
Linesville, PA 16424
County: Crawford
Phone Number: 814-573-4622
Email Address: Windykids2@zoominternet.net

David Mailliard
David L Mailliard Farm
Venango, PA 16440
County: Crawford
Phone Number: 814-763-2271
Email Address: Lamhereford@gmail.com

Jon Tanner
Halifax, PA 17032
County: Dauphin
Phone Number: 717-512-7715
Email Address: jsbnstanner@gmail.com

Linda Walsh
Fair Hill
Waterford, PA 16441
County: Erie
Phone Number: 513-477-8771
Email Address: lwalsh1203@aol.com

Douglas Reed
Spring Run, PA 17262
County: Franklin
Phone Number: 717-404-1717
Email Address: dlreed@embarqmail.com

Julia Delpino & Mike Hartman
Oz Farm
Needmore, PA 17238
County: Fulton
Phone Number: 717-344-6277
Email Address: delpinoj@yahoo.com

Ben Gordon
Huntingdon, PA 16652
County: Huntingdon
Phone Number: 814-643-5447
Email Address: Gordobb@hotmail.com

Hank Velkoff
Warriors Mark, PA 16877
County: Huntingdon
Phone Number: 814-692-5049
Email Address: cherylvelkoff@yahoo.com

Gordon Stuby
Stuby Acres
Reynoldsville, PA, 15851
County: Jefferson
Phone Number: 814-661-3203
Email Address: gmstuby@hotmail.com

Derek Shoop
East Waterford, PA 17021
County: Juniata
Phone Number: 717-734-3843

Robert Kieselowsky
Kieselowsky Farms
Moscow PA 18444
County: Lackawanna
Phone Number:
Email Address: bobk7215060@gmail.com

Tyler Morton
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
County: Lancaster
Phone Number: 717-725-0598
Email Address: Stearman42@aol.com

Mark Gorgacz
New Castle, PA 16101
County: Lawrence
Phone Number: 330-720-5348
Email Address: Cattlemanmark64@gmail.com

Randall Johnson
Serenity Farms
Nescopeck, PA18635
County: Luzerne
Phone Number: 570-233-6097
Email Address: Randall_tj@yahoo.com

Blakeslee Frederick Masters
Haz-Wald Farms LLC
Drums, PA 18249
County: Luzerne
Phone Number: 570-582-5822
Email Address: blakslee.masters@gmail.com

Tom Venesky
Myles View Farm
Wapwallopen, PA 18660
County: Luzerne
Phone Number: 570-212-1235
Email Address: ih240@msn.com

Cam Koons
Muncy, PA 17756
County: Lycoming
Phone Number: 570-905-6379
Email Address: Camkoons@windstream.net

Matt Stahlnecker
Cogan Station, PA 17728
County: Lycoming
Phone Number: 570-932-1538

Donna Worden
Worden Farm
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
County: McKean
Phone Number: 814-697-6606

Dawn K Baselj
Grove City, PA 16127
County: Mercer
Phone Number: 724-967-6971
Email Address: baze692003@yahoo.com

Tom Hoovler
Fredonia, PA 16124
County: Mercer
Phone Number: 724-475-2106
Email Address: khoovler@windstream.net

Andrew Frankenfield
Frankenfield Farm
Souderton, PA 18964
County: Montgomery
Phone Number: 215-407-8950
Email Address: frankenfieldfarmmarket@comcast.net

Linda Witmer
Witmer Farms
Easton, PA 18040
County: Northampton
Phone Number: 610-360-8276

Jon Clemens
Ridgeview Farm
Paxinos, PA 17860
County: Northumberland
Phone Number: 570-274-2348
Email Address: Ridgviewfarm@gmail.com

Dane and Holly Rumberger
R and E Farm
Millerstown, PA 17062
County: Perry
Phone Number: 717-589-3527
Email Address: daneandholly1@embarqmail.com

William Stahl
Loysville, PA 17047
County: Perry
Phone Number: 717-789-3244
Email Address: redisbest5088@yahoo.com

Carson Schoener
Tamaqua, PA 18252
County: Schuylkill
Phone Number: 570-225-1037

David Eckman
Hooversville, PA 15936
County: Somerset
Phone Number: 814-244-5096
Email Address: deckman56@outlook.com

Kurt Watterson
Westfield, PA 16950
County: Tioga
Phone Number: 570-376-3349
Email Address: jbeuf@epix.net

David Manning
Riverview Farms
Tidioute, PA 16351
County: Warren
Phone Number: 814-730-8836
Email Address: Riverviewfarms@verizon.net

Paula Mattes
Mattes Stables
Claysville, PA 15323
County: Washington
Phone Number: 412-398-8838
Email Address: Cowgirlmattes@aol.com

Erin Pavlich
Washington, PA 15301
County: Washington
Phone Number: 724-263-0001
Email Address: erinpavlich@hotmail.com

Zachary Curtis
Waymart, PA 18472
County: Wayne
Phone Number: 570-493-9421
Email Address: zuc113@outlook.com

Jordan Ebert
New Alexandria, PA 15670
County: Westmoreland
Phone Number: 814-254-5500
Email Address: Jordyebert664@gmail.com

Michele Emenheiser
Spring Grove, PA 17362
County: York
Phone Number: 717-586-8812
Email Address: MITZ1962@COMCAST.NET

Troy Hoverter
Dillsburg, PA 17019
County: York
Phone Number: 717-319-5191
Email Address: Hov01@juno.com

Bill Lowe
Lebanon Valley Farm
Felton, PA, 17322
County: York
Phone Number: 717-818-4426
Email Address: bill.lowe1966@icloud.com

Source : psu.edu

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