Trivia Question 8.19.22

Horses can hear a human heartbeat from how many feet away?

4 Feet Away

Horses can hear a human heartbeat from 4 feet away. Horses in the wild will synchronize their heartbeats to other horses in the herd in order to sense danger more quickly.

Trivia Question 9.9.22

What is the most popular legume hay to feed horses in the U.S?

Alfalfa Hay

Alfalfa hay is the most popular legume hay fed to horses in the U.S.

Trivia Question 9.30.22

Why might your horse need more Vitamin D?

Answer C

To help recover from a hard workout as exercise can increase the need for Vitamin D. (horseandrider.com)

Trivia Question 10.28.22

Depending on their breed, female goats can weigh between how many pounds?

22-220 lbs

Depending on the breed, female goats can weigh between 22 to 220 pounds.

Trivia Question 11.18.22

Fill in the blank: Sheep can recognize up to __ other sheep faces and remember them for two years.

50

Crazy right? They are even able to recognize human faces.

Trivia Question 12.9.22

Out of these animals which are the most selective feeders: Sheep, Goats, Cows, or Pigs?

Goats

Goats are one of the cleanliest animals and are more selective feeders than cows, pigs, swine, sheep AND even dogs.

Trivia Question 12.30.22

How many chickens does Hay Lady have?

28

Hay Lady has 28 chickens.

Trivia Question 1.20.23

Does Hay Lady prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs

Hay Lady definitely prefers dogs over cats.

Trivia Question 2.10.23

On average, how many bales does Hay Lady ship out each year?

75,000

Hay Lady ships out on average, around 75,000 bales a year. That's a lot of hay bales!

Trivia Question 3.3.23

How many pounds of wool does a mature Ewe produce annually?

7 to 10 pounds

One mature ewe (female sheep) produces 7 to 10 pounds of newly shorn wool a year - enough to make a man's suit.

Trivia Question 3.24.23

What is the name of the small leaves that emerge from a seed before the first true leaves develop?

Cotyledons

Cotyledons are the embryonic leaves that emerge from a seed before the first true leaves develop. They provide a source of nutrition for the developing plant until it can produce its own food through photosynthesis.

Trivia Question 4.14.23

Which of the following plants is not a member of the nightshade family?

Squash

Squash belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, while tomato, potato, and eggplant all belong to the Solanaceae or nightshade family.

Trivia Question 5.5.23

What is the highly nutritious warm-season forage that is often considered a weed?

Crabgrass

While often considered a weed, crabgrass is a highly nutritious warm-season forage source that can provide valuable feed for livestock.

Trivia Question 5.26.23

What is a common characteristic of Alfalfa hay that makes it highly valued in livestock nutrition?

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Trivia Question 6.16.23

Which nutrient is NOT commonly found in dairy foods?

Iron

Iron is not commonly found in dairy foods. While dairy products are rich in essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, and vitamin D, they are not a significant source of iron.

Trivia Question 7.7.23

Who proposed the resolution for independence that led to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?

Thomas Jefferson

Trivia Question 7.28.23

What's the weight range of an adult Llama?

250-450 Pounds

Trivia Question 8.18.23

How many main breeds of Alpacas are there?

Two

There are two main breeds of Alpacas: Huacaya and Suri Alpacas.

Trivia Question 9.15.23

What was the major source of failure in early tests of virtual fence systems?

Loss of Neck Collar Devices

Trivia Question 10.6.23

What did Sarah Flack emphasize as the first thing you should do when making a grazing plan?

Assume your current grazing plan is wrong

Trivia Question 11.3.23

What is the most popular legume hay to feed horses in the U.S?

Alfalfa Hay

Alfalfa hay is the most popular legume hay fed to horses in the U.S.

Trivia Question 12.1.23

What can lack of intestinal sounds or decreased intestinal sounds in a horse indicate?

Potential Colic

Trivia Question 12.29.23

What is the origin of the New Years tradition of making resolutions?

Roman Festival of Janus

Trivia Question 2.2.24

What city in Pennsylvania is Hay Lady in Pa based in?

Chambersburg

Trivia Question 2.23.24

Which type of hay is characterized by its rich, deep-green color, softer texture, and high protein, calcium, and energy content, making it an ideal choice for young, growing animals and lactating or pregnant animals that require extra nutrients?

Alfalfa Hay

Trivia Question 3.15.24

T or F: 1st Cutting hay is higher in fiber and lower in nutrition compared to 2nd cutting hay.

True

Trivia Question 4.12.24

What's the approximate weight of our standard small bales?

42-50lbs each

Trivia Question 5.10.24

Which type of hay did we highlight this week?

Orchard Grass

Trivia Question 5.31.24

Fill In The Blank: In comparison to grass hay, Alfalfa is more palatable and superior in energy, calcium, and ________.

Protein

Trivia Question 8.26.22

What were the most common plants used for hay in the early 20th century?

Timothy Grass & clover

Both of these plants are native to Europe, and were the most common plants used for hay in the early 20th century.

Trivia Question 9.16.22

True or False: Bermuda Hay is thought to cause impaction in horses, when low in quality?

True

Bermuda Hay has been thought to cause impaction in horses when low in quality, so you should be aware of the quality before purchasing the product.

Trivia Question 10.7.22

Knowing what your horse's normal hoof temperature feels like in your hand is important because an increase in temperature can indicate what?

Answer C

Noticing an increase in temperature of your horse's hooves can indicate inflammation.

Trivia Question 11.4.22

How many permanent teeth does a cow have?

32

Cattle start out with 20 baby teeth but those are eventually replaced with 32 permanent teeth.

Trivia Question 11.25.22

When was the first Thanksgiving feast held?

November 1621

A long, LONG time ago. Wow!

Trivia Question 12.16.22

How many goats does Hay Lady have?

5

Hay Lady has 5 goats and some babies on the way!

Trivia Question 1.6.23

How many grandchildren does Hay Lady have?

15

Hay Lady has 15 grandchildren!

Trivia Question 1.27.23

What's Hay Lady's favorite hobby?

Fishing

Her FAVORITE thing to do is go fishing!

Trivia Question 2.17.23

What is the average weight of a mature beef cow?

1200-1300 lbs

On average these animals will weigh approximately 1200-1300 lbs, though this weight will vary - anywhere from 1000 - 1500 lbs and rarely more or less.

Trivia Question 3.10.23

How many stomachs does a cow have?

4

A cow has 4 stomachs. Which are collectively known as the rumen. These allow cows to break down and digest tough plant materials such as cellulose.

Trivia Question 3.31.23

What is the most widely grown crop in the world?

Corn (Maize)

Corn (Maize) is the most widely grown crop in the world, with more than 1 billion metric tons produced annually.

Trivia Question 4.21.23

Which of the following breeds of cattle is known for its distinctive hump on its back?

Brahman

The Brahman is a breed of cattle that originated in India and is known for its distinctive hump on its back. Brahman cattle are well-suited to hot and humid climates, and are often used for beef production in the southern United States.

Trivia Question 5.12.23

What is the most popular breed of beef cattle in the United States?

Angus

The Angus breed of beef cattle is the most popular in the United States, known for its marbled meat and tender texture. They are often raised for their meat quality and can be found on farms and ranches across the country.

Trivia Question 6.02.23

What type of hay is recommended as the primary food source for alpacas?

grass Hay

Trivia Question 6.23.23

Approximately how much hay should an Alpaca eat per day?

1.5% of their body weight

Trivia Question 7.14.23

What is the purpose of raking hay during the haymaking process?

Turn hay one last time and form the windrow for baling

Trivia Question 8.4.23

What is the optimal forage moisture for baling hay?

15%

Trivia Question 8.25.23

What is the term for the process in which hay loses dry matter due to exposure to moisture and improper storage?

Dry Matter Loss

Trivia Question 9.22.23

How much water, on average, does an alpaca consume per head per day?

1 to 1.5 gallons

Trivia Question 10.20.23

Which of the following is NOT an acceptable treat for horses. Apples, peppermints, or tomatoes?

Tomatoes

Toxic to horses as they belong to the nightshade family.

Trivia Question 11.10.23

How can you prevent moisture issues when storing hay for the winter?

Use wooden pallets for proper air circulation

Trivia Question 12.15.23

According to our list, which state do we NOT deliver hay to?

California

Trivia Question 1.5.24

According to Hay and Forage, milk production in the US was down __% in November.

.6%

Milk production in the US was down .6% in November, totaling 18.1 billion pounds. This was the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year production declines. (Ref: hayandforage.com)

Trivia Question 2.9.24

What advantage does the high energy content of Timothy hay provide for horses and livestock?

Improved Digestibility

Trivia Question 3.1.24

What is the most popular legume hay fed to horses?

Alfalfa Hay

Trivia Question 3.29.24

T or F: 1st Orchard grass hay is only suited for large animals like cows and horses, not small animals.

False

Trivia Question 4.19.24

T or F: Alpacas do best when they are alone and not surrounded by other Alpacas.

FALSE

Trivia Question 5.17.24

T or F: Timothy hay is NOT a good choice for smaller animals like guinea pigs, rabbits or chinchillas.

FALSE

Trivia Question 6.14.24

True or False: High-quality grass forage, such as Timothy and Orchard Grass, are excellent nutrient sources for sheep that are not nursing or are in early stages of pregnancy.

True

Trivia Question 9.2.22

Out of 1,000 randomly chosen horses, what percentage of those horses had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit?

85%

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit.

Trivia Question 9.23.22

What is vitamin A crucial for when it comes to horses?

Answer A

Vitamin A is crucial for proper function of proteins necessary for vision. Vitamin A plays a role in proper muscle function, healthy mucous membranes, and muscle function. (horseandrider.com)

Trivia Question 10.14.22

There are over how many goat breeds in the world?

210

There are over 210 breeds of goats.

Trivia Question 11.11.22

Veterans Day was originally known as "Armistice Day", when was it officially renamed to "Veterans Day"?

1954

In 1954 Congress changed the name to Veterans Day to allow veterans of ALL wars to be honored.

Trivia Question 12.2.22

True or False: Pigs can't sweat.

True

The phrase "sweating like a pig" is actually not accurate. Pigs don't have many sweat glands, so to keep cool they roll around and sleep in mud and swim in water.

Trivia Question 12.23.22

What's the best-selling Christmas single of all time?

"White Christmas"

"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby has sold over 100 million records around the world.

Trivia Question 1.13.23

How many types of hay does Hay Lady have?

7

Hay Lady has 7 different types of hay!

Trivia Question 2.3.23

Besides fishing, what is Hay Lady's other favorite hobby?

Cooking

Hay Lady LOVES to cook!

Trivia Question 2.24.23

The average dairy cow produces how many glasses of milk a year?

46,000

The average dairy cow produces 46,000 glasses of milk a year.

Trivia Question 3.17.23

According to Irish lore, what animal did St. Patrick drive out of Ireland?

Snakes

According to Irish lore, St. Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland.

Trivia Question 4.7.23

What is the gestation period for an alpaca?

11 Months

The gestation period for an alpaca is 11 months.

Trivia Question 4.28.23

What is the primary nutrient found in hay that is essential for animal health?

Fiber

While hay does contain other important nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, and some fats, fiber is the primary nutrient that hay provides to animals, particularly ruminants like cows and sheep, who rely on fiber for healthy digestion.

Trivia Question 5.19.23

Which of the following animals is NOT a ruminant? Cow, Goat, Horse, or Sheep?

Horse

Horses are not known as ruminants.

Trivia Question 6.09.23

What are the underground modified stems called in warm-season grass species like bermudagrass and bahiagrass, which store energy similar to root reserves?

Rhizomes

Trivia Question 6.30.23

What is the average gestation period of a cow?

9 months

Cows have an average gestation period of approximately 9 months, similar to human pregnancy. It is important for farmers to track the gestation period to ensure proper care and preparation for calving.

Trivia Question 7.21.23

Which famous music legend was born in Pennsylvania? Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton or Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift

Trivia Question 8.11.23

TRUE OR FALSE: Alpacas have hooves.

False

Alpacas do not have hooves. Instead, they have two toes with hard toenails on top and a soft pad on the bottom of their feet.

Trivia Question 9.8.23

What is the critical FALL period for Alfalfa?

the period around 6 weeks before the first killing of frost

Trivia Question 9.29.23

TRUE OR FALSE: Alpacas can only thrive in very cold climates.

FALSE

Trivia Question 10.27.23

What are the two vital signs of good health in horses mentioned in Hay Lady's Horse Health Tips?

Attitude + Appetite

Trivia Question 11.17.23

Approximately, how many bales are in our Full Loads (standard small square size)?

Approx. 675-700 bales

Trivia Question 12.22.23

T or F: Livestock need less forage in the winter.

False

Trivia Question 1.12.24

What state is the largest producer of Alfalfa in the US?

California

Trivia Question 2.16.24

In which century did Valentine's Day first become associated with romantic love?

14th Century

Trivia Question 3.8.24

Which of the following is considered a Grass hay?

Bermuda Grass

Trivia Question 4.5.24

T or F: Timothy hay is rich in fiber and is easily digestible.

True

Trivia Question 5.3.24

Which type of hay does Hay Lady NOT currently have available?

Brome

Trivia Question 5.24.24

T or F: Brome hay is known for its low digestibility and poor palatability, making it an unsuitable choice for horses.

FALSE