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A rectangular hay bale
Round hay bales

Hay is the general name for grass that has been cut and dried. It can then be stored in piles (called hay stacks), or squashed into blocks called bales. Bales can be round or rectangular.

Hay is mostly used to feed animals. Some animals that eat hay are horses, cattle, goats, donkeys, and rabbits. Hay is fed when there is not enough pasture or rangeland on which an animal can graze. Farmers and ranchers often need to use hay in the winter when grass is not available.

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