What’S The Difference Between Straw And Hay

Straw and hay are both agricultural byproducts, but they are often confused with one another. Straw is the dry stalks of plants that are left over after the grain or seed has been harvested, while hay is a grass or legume crop that has been specifically grown, cut and dried for the purpose of being used as animal feed. Straw is primarily used for bedding for animals, as a mulch in gardens, or as a building material in thatching. Hay, on the other hand, is usually used to feed livestock, horses, rabbits, and other animals.