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Top reasons Hill View Farm has the best quality hay for you

The goal of any farmer is to provide their customers with the highest quality product at the best possible value. The freshest produce, silky cotton sweaters, or the fattest steaks are rarely enough to drive repeat sales. However, with the right hay suppliers, your livestock will have a great source of protein and nutrients, meaning your produce will be in top-notch condition. Here are some reasons why Hill View Farm has the best quality hay for you.

Locally based

Hill View Farm is conveniently based in Buckinghamshire, with great links to the surrounding areas. Our location, 15 minutes outside Aylesbury means that we are easily able to support farms, equestrian centres, large estates, councils and landowners across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Due to our location in the heart of Buckinghamshire, we are ideally positioned to provide agricultural services across the Home Counties. Whether it’s bale hire for your wedding in Oxfordshire, paddock maintenance in Hertfordshire or fencing in Buckinghamshire, Hill View Farm are in the ideal location to support you.

Only the best quality services for you

We have been farming for over 35 years and as a result of this, we have a deep understanding of rural community needs and quality agricultural services. We have applied our knowledge and expertise in order to put together a comprehensive range of agricultural services, meaning you can come to us for all of your requirements. Our services have supplied farmers, landowners, horse yards and country estates.

Local hay delivery

Not only can we provide you with the best quality hay for your agricultural or eventing needs, with the support of our sister company Energy Haulage, we are able to deliver your products at a convenient time and location for you. Just speak to a member of the team and let them know that you will need your hay or straw delivered and let us do the rest of the hard work.

For your eventing needs, Hill View Farm can arrange delivery either on the day of the event or in advance. We will give you advice on how to store your bales until your event day to ensure that the bales don’t get wet. We will also collect the bales after the event, meaning you don’t have to worry about arranging a return.

Reliable and friendly team to support

We have a team of experts on hand all who want to support you with your requirements. We have the knowledge ready to advise you on the best types of hay to use for your needs, whether it’s to feed your livestock, provide them with a comfortable place to sleep or hire for your outdoor event.

Variety of choices no matter what you need

We supply small and conventional baled hay, largely for horse and livestock feed. Timing is essential when it comes to cutting the grass for hay. The entire plant is cut, dried to minimise the moisture content and tightly baled. This produces a fibrous and nutritious feed when animals are unable to get outside and graze.

Barley straw

Best known for its ability to inhibit algae growth in ponds. There is also evidence to show that it is an effective, organic weed killer when applied as a mulch. A good covering can be applied to allotment plots during winter. It is said to clear the site of couch grass, creeping buttercup, ground elder and other weeds. Avoid using on lawns, as it will have the same effect on grass.

Meadow hay

Cut from common pasture. The process is largely the same as for our conventional baled hay. The difference is that meadow hay contains a mix of grass species, along with other native edible plants. We primarily supply meadow hay for horses and rabbit feed, where it adds variety to the diet.

Haylage

Rakes through the pasture to remove thatch, dead grasses, moss and weeds. This greatly increases the levels of light and air that is available to new shoots. The process promotes the growth of fresh pasture. Harrowing has to be well-timed, as it is best to avoid overly wet or dry conditions. It is recommended as an annual maintenance task during the spring. If your pastures have not been harrowed for some time and the sward is dense, we can adjust the angles on the tines in order to intensify the process.

Wheat Straw

Containing just the stalk of the wheat crop, straw should be used to provide comfortable bedding for livestock, rather than feed. As bedding, wheat straw is warm and absorbent. It is also economical, which is important when you are covering the floor of large stables and barns. We supply small and conventional baled straw. We can also hire straw bales for weddings and events.

Wide range of sizes

Hill View Farm take care and attention to growing, harvesting and storing our crops. We have long-established processes to ensure we are reliable suppliers of haylage and straw. Whilst hay and straw are primarily used for livestock feeding and bedding, we can fulfil requirements for any size order. Smallholdings through to large commercial farms are our speciality and we are able to provide small bales right through to large haulage suppliers.

Our standard size hay bales are also used for seating at outdoor events, meaning we are versatile and flexible in order to fulfil your needs.

Hire or Buy from Hill View Farm

Our hay bales are not just built for livestock and farming. We have a great range of bales constructed specifically for events where you require quirky seating. You are able to hire or purchase these bales depending on the nature of your event and what works for you.

Advice and guidance

In many ways, we are traditional in our approach, but this is underpinned by an entrepreneurial spirit. As with many farmers, we soon realised the need for diversification in order to earn a livelihood from the land. With the necessary experience and equipment, we began offering agricultural services to other farmers, landowners, horse yards and country estates over 35 years ago.

Speak to Hill View Farm for all your livestock feed and event seating needs

Hill View Farm have the knowledge and processes required to ensure all your farming needs are taken care of. Whether you need hay bales for your event, agricultural services to maintain your paddock or fencing repairs before your livestock enter the field, Hill View farm are here to guide and support you throughout the year. Contact the team today to order quality hay for your animals.