What is the best way to store hay and how long will it stay fresh?Updated 2 months ago
Hay will remain fresh for a long time if it's stored properly in a cool, dry location, is not-over-handled, and away from direct sunlight. In other words, the worst enemies of hay are exposure to moisture, exposure to sunlight, and excessive handling.
You'll notice hay in stores is in plastic bags that allow sunlight to get through and bleach the hay. This also damages the hay from handling during transit.