Timothy hay is a grass hay, but the "cuts" on the Timothy hay are very different. My farmers cut ALL their hay a couple weeks before other farmers. Even though their yield is lower, the quality is better and the hay is younger and contains more nutrition.
2nd Cut Timothy Hay
In our area, 2nd cut Timothy is cut in late July or early August. It has a higher leaf to stem ratio than 1st cutting. It has a beautiful green color, has some stem and seed heads, but a lot more leaf than 1st cutting. The 2nd cut Timothy I carry is one of the nicest Timothy hays I've seen. It is high in fiber and is cut early so there is plenty of nutrition in the hay. The stems are much smaller than 1st cutting. This is still a more coarse hay than bluegrass, orchard grass, or 3rd cut Timothy hay because the stems are still there. This is a favorite hay with rabbits.
If you are looking for a super soft hay with a ribbon like quality, choose our 3rd cut Timothy hay, or our bluegrass.
I’ve tried hay from several different companies and KMS hayloft is by far the best quality. My guinea pigs love it ! Also really love the new subscription: hay arrives at my door regularly so I never have to worry about ordering or running out of hay.