Recorded on: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Speaker: Matt Shane, M.S. | Michigan State University
Summary: When it comes to selecting the right hay for your horse, green is good. However, that is not the only selection factor. This presentation will help horse owners learn about the other factors that go into choosing the right hay for their horses. This presentation will also include information on pricing, storage, and hay waste.
Presenter Information: Matt Shane is the County Extension Director (CED) for Michigan State University in Lenawee County. He is also the Multi-county Livestock Educator for several Southeast Michigan counties. Shane graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and with a Master of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1998.
As a livestock educator, Shane works primarily with horse, beef and sheep producers. His primary subject areas are hay and pastures, manure management issues, and facilities. Many of the livestock owners in SE Michigan desire a forage management system involving little or no chemical inputs. Shane has worked with many producers to develop sustainable forage management strategies.