Missouri's ultimate feed alternative : ammoniated tall fescue
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To stretch short feed supplies, livestock producers could ammoniate low-quality tall fescue hay. Ammoniated hay is hay placed under a tarp and treated with a maximum of 60 pounds of anhydrous ammonia per ton of hay. After three weeks, the ammonia treatment is complete, and the hay is fairly good quality. It is also affordable in drought years, when hay and feed are limited. Tall fescue hay should cost about $20 per round bale, and it can be treated for an additional $12 per bale.
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