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[Cob] Types of straw.

Peter Kaulback peter at
Fri Jul 25 10:30:36 CDT 2008

Ok, my wife reminded me that you can use oat straw just fine, or any 
grasses for that matter. If it is all that is available then use it. And 
as Henry Raduazo states it is more expensive.

I had thought it would be too soft, we used it on a hay wagon ride last 
year and it was very comfy:)

Peter Kaulback

Peter Kaulback wrote:
> Straw is not hay, I feed oats to my sheep and it is too soft to use for 
> cob, I can hoist three oat bales for every one straw bale.
> First cut just came off the fields the past couple weeks here, I´m north 
> of you in the Niagara peninsula, look for any farmer who has bales on 
> the fields and ask them as a lot of the farmers who do large bales do 
> sometimes produce smaller bales. If not then ask if you can get old 
> straw leftovers from last years cuts.
> Peter Kaulback
> Katherine K Hebenstreit wrote:
>> Hello group,
>> I am in south eastern Ohio; where it's a bit hilly.   I can't seem to
>> find anyone who has straw; most of the locals counter the word straw
>> with hay!
>> The Amish here do grow oats and use the straw with the grain to feed
>> their sheep.  This is the only straw which can be gotten locally!
>> Do you see any issues with this concerning cob?
>> I'm nearly thinking I should plant poke weed and use the stalks from
>> that!
>> Katherine You know what Bluegrass is?  Hillbilly Jazz! ---The HEBE
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