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Old 06-18-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We will at some point be moving to the Crystal River area and I will be bringing four horses with us. What are the hay and grain prices,square bales and large rounds?
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Kris
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I don't have the phone #'s, but two large feed stores in Ocala (about 45 minutes East) are Seminole Feed and Ocala Breeder Supply. You can look them up in a Google search. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Your nearest Tractor Supply is in Dunnellon. They stock Purina, Dumor (made by Purina), and Nutrena. Dumor Senior is $18 for a 50 lb bag, Purina Senior is $22 for a 50 lb bag. My horses are all old, so that's what I feed. Seminole Feed has their own line and it runs in the $22-25 a bag range depending on type of feed. I used to feed Seminole, but my horses just didn't have that bloom on them that Purina and Dumor give them.

I buy coastal hay at Rick's Performance. There's a branch near Dunnellon, coastal is $6.95 there for square bales that weigh 45-50 lbs. Just be aware, coastal has to be monitored, don't just throw a bale in front of your horses and walk away. We moved from TN where I was feeding timothy & orchard grass free choice. Tried that with coastal and all 3 colicked...on Thanksgiving weekend...when all the vets were out of town. Fun. Coastal is the cheapest hay in Florida.

Why are you going to Crystal River? Lots more horse stuff going on here in Ocala!
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Thank you both for the replies. I am surprised at the high cost of hay. I would like to move to Crystal River area because my brother/wife live near there and my best friend since 6th grade lives in Crystal River,I miss her dearly. Tired of 9 mos of cold,shoveling etc. Grain prices here are about the same. Hay here in Maine is 4 to 5 dollars rounds 40 to 50. Thanks Kris
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Your nearest Tractor Supply is in Dunnellon. They stock Purina, Dumor (made by Purina), and Nutrena. Dumor Senior is $18 for a 50 lb bag, Purina Senior is $22 for a 50 lb bag. My horses are all old, so that's what I feed. Seminole Feed has their own line and it runs in the $22-25 a bag range depending on type of feed. I used to feed Seminole, but my horses just didn't have that bloom on them that Purina and Dumor give them.

I buy coastal hay at Rick's Performance. There's a branch near Dunnellon, coastal is $6.95 there for square bales that weigh 45-50 lbs. Just be aware, coastal has to be monitored, don't just throw a bale in front of your horses and walk away. We moved from TN where I was feeding timothy & orchard grass free choice. Tried that with coastal and all 3 colicked...on Thanksgiving weekend...when all the vets were out of town. Fun. Coastal is the cheapest hay in Florida.

Why are you going to Crystal River? Lots more horse stuff going on here in Ocala!
That's funny, coastal here in TX is $11/square bale. We have some neighbors who have coastal fields and get the hay from them for $7 to $8 a bale. God I miss FL. We also used to feed something called Pangola grass (as a filler since our two horses were on a 1 acre lot and it quickly turned into sand).
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