A new University of Wisconsin-Extension Web site can help farmers complete feed inventories and formulate strategies for buying and selling hay in the coming months.

The site provides mathematical examples for projecting the time feed will last or the amount to buy at a given consumption rate. It has links to examples of feed management techniques and other informa-tion. Data on calculating and entering feed data into spreadsheets are also available through a link.

In addition, “The Web site will help farmers and horse owners who are short on hay to determine a fair price and locate sources of hay,” says Dan Undersander, the university’s extension forage agronomist and founder of the site.

For farmers with hay to sell, the site provides information on how to sell and an indication of the going price.

“The hay price information is updated weekly by an individual famil-iar with the industry who checks hay markets across the Midwest and summarizes the pricing information,” says Undersander.

For more information, visit uwex.edu/ces/ag/haybuying.html , or email Undersander at djun-ders@facstaff.wisc.edu.