Why is Timothy Hay so good?
There are three parts to a Timothy Hay plant, all of which provide the ideal feed for herbivores.
Hay for feeding small pets should contain approximately 7% protein and 30% fibre. Varieties such as Newhay’s Timothy Hay are better quality than meadow hays because they have a high fibre content, are more palatable and great for chewing and maintaining healthy teeth.
- British Grown 100%
- Fibre Content 35%
- Protein Content 12%
- Moisture <10%
- Sugar Content <7%
The above figures are approximations only
Who is Timothy Hay?
Less a question of who, but more a question of what?
Timothy-grass (Phleum pratense), is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe except for the Mediterranean region. It is one of the Phleum genus, consisting of about 15 species of annual and perennial grasses.
It is probably named after Timothy Hanson, a U.S. farmer and agriculturalist said to have introduced it from New England to the southern states in the early 18th century. Upon his recommendation it became a major source of hay and cattle fodder to British farmers in the mid-18th century.
Which animal/s do you feed?
From high performance race horses to domestic rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, all herbivores large and small will thrive on Timothy Hay from Newhay. Find out more