Straw vs. Hay, What's The Difference??

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  1. Chuck C

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    There are various kinds, but straw is harvested later, so it's thicker and more yellow, whereas hay is harvested early and is green and has more nutrition.

    IIRC.
     
  3. Joe D

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    Straw is usually made out of wheat, barley, and oats. It is harvested after the seeds from the grain have been combined.

    Hay on the other hand is made from grass or alfalfa, and it is not harvested after the seeds have been combined. It is cut green, dried in the sun, and then bailed.

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    Probably the biggest difference, straw is used for animal bedding, while hay is used for feed.
     
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    Straw is hollow, so that you can sip a root beer float with it.
    Hay is a tall tale. Told by old men to fool children...as in "making hay".[​IMG]
     
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    Gambling bookie bribes race horse to throw upcoming derby:

    "I'll pay you 5,000 bales of hay--and I ain't talkin' money!"
     
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    Hay is for horses, as is (according to Taj Mahal) cocaine, for which the most popular delivery device among its users is a straw.
     
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    Straw is for scarecrows, hay for some reason is for losing needles.
     

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