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CA:P RATIOS IN HAY -- ORDERED LIST

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Calcium:Phosphorus Ratios of Common Hays

The following chart provides nutritional data for common forages. Values are ordered so you can easily determine the most calcium rich hays. Variations occur from field to field. Remember that growing conditions, maturity, and soil nutrients affect all mineral percents and ratios.

Calcium:Phosphorus Ratio
Ca:P -- Hay


5.9:1 -- Clover, White
5.8:1 -- Alfalfa - Midbloom
5.6:1 -- Alfalfa - Mature
5.6:1 -- Clover, Red - Mature
5.5:1 -- Clover, Red ---- All
5.3:1 -- Alfalfa ---- All
5.1:1 -- Prairie Grass, Midwest - Mature
4.5:1 -- Alfalfa - Prebloom
4.4:1 -- Bromegrass - Mature
4.2:1 -- Clover, Red - Immature
3.1:1 -- Lespedeza, Common
3.0:1 -- Prairie Grass, Midwest - Immature
2.7:1 -- Quackgrass
2.7:1 -- Bermudagrass
2.5:1 -- Prairie Grass, Midwest
2.4:1 -- Grass ---- All
2.4:1 -- Grass - Mature
2.2:1 -- Timothy ---- All
2.1:1 -- Bromegrass ---- All
Calcium:Phosphorus Ratio
Ca:P -- Hay


1.9:1 -- Wheat, Intermediate
1.8:1 -- Timothy Early Bloom
1.7:1 -- Fescue, Tall
1.7:1 -- Timothy Fullbloom
1.7:1 -- Rye
1.7:1 -- Wheat, Crested
1.6:1 -- Timothy Midbloom
1.5:1 -- Orchardgrass
1.5:1 -- Bluegrass, Kentucky -- All
1.4:1 -- Wheat, Slender
1.3:1 -- Timothy - Prebloom
1.3:1 -- Oats ---- All
1.3:1 -- Fescue, Meadow
1.2:1 -- Bluegrass, Kentucky - Mature
1.1:1 -- Oats - Dough Stage
0.8:1 -- Oats - Immature
0.8:1 -- Bromegrass - Prebloom
0.7:1 -- Wheat
 

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