Alfalfa & Timothy Hay Sales - Grains, Straw - Growers and Exporters
Strategically positioned near the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, we are fortunate to have clean air, long warm days with cool nights, rich soil and a pristine environment in which to grow our hay and forage. Among our most sought after products are Timothy hay, alfalfa hay, mixed hay, oaten hay, sweet hay, as well as various straws and grains. Unlike crops grown in countries with longer growing seasons and milder climates, our harsh Canadian winters help us to raise our hay crops using more natural methods. There is little to no need for pesticides and herbicides because prolonged cold weather acts as a natural pesticide and herbicide.
Because of the shorter growing season we get 1 or 2 cuttings in a season thereby giving the land ample time to rest and rejuvenate without excessive use of fertilizers. The availability of high quality hay, forage and grain, as well as Barr-Ag’s crop production methods are two reasons our customers have sought us out and helped make us Canada’s leading exporter of hay and forage.
Eco Shavings - A Bedding Solution that’s Good for the Environment
Along with our forage products, we have created an exciting eco-friendly bedding solution which is being used primarily in the equine industry. Unlike wood shavings, our Eco Shavings are made from chopped wheat or oat straw which has been compressed. The shavings decompose readily and don’t destroy the ph balance of the soil where they get dumped or spread. Eco Shavings are treated with a safe, proprietary citrus extract which serves to eliminate dust, has deodorizing characteristics while at the same time rendering the shavings unpalatable.