Seasonal straw refers to straw that is harvested during a specific season, usually in the fall after crops such as wheat, barley, or oats have been harvested. This type of straw is commonly used for bedding and other agricultural purposes.
Seasonal straw is often baled and stored for later use. It can be used as bedding for livestock such as horses, cows, and pigs, as it provides a comfortable and absorbent surface that helps to keep animals dry and clean. In addition, seasonal straw can also be used as a mulch for gardens and landscaping, helping to retain moisture in the soil and control weeds.
While seasonal straw may not be as nutritious as other types of forage such as alfalfa hay or corn silage, it is still a valuable agricultural byproduct that can provide benefits for both livestock and crop production. Using seasonal straw as bedding can help to reduce the risk of diseases and infections in livestock, while using it as mulch can help to improve soil quality and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers.