to the Farm

We raise and sell quality alfalfa hay and registered Columbia sheep
in the heart of Wyoming


The arid climate in central Wyoming is perfect for growing exceptional alfalfa. Our hay has won numerous county, state, and national awards for its overall feed value.

Our flock of registered Columbia ewes are the result of three decades of selective breeding. We strive to produce ewes and rams that exemplify the Columbia breed.

The Climate

Riverton, Wyoming has a semi-arid climate which is ideal for growing some of the best alfalfa in the nation. Dairy producers and horse owners alike can agree that the high protein content and overall feed value found in our top-quality alfalfa can have an exceptional impact on the overall performance of an animal.

The Results

The Columbia sheep raised at Bappe Farm are fed a combination of first and second cutting alfalfa hay in winter months, nutrient-rich third cutting hay during lambing and fresh pasture grass in the summer. This combination of high quality forage results in a flock with fast-growing lambs and healthy ewes year-round.

Alfalfa vs. Grass

When it comes to providing the best hay for your horses, cows, sheep, goats or any other type of livestock, you want to get the most out of your feed. Grass and alfalfa hay are some of the most popular hay types available on the market today. See how the two stack up in terms of nutrient value for your livestock.

Alfalfa hay

Crude Protein - Essential compenent for livestock nutrition
Crude Fiber - Indigestible carbohydrates. A lower number means higher digestibility.
ADF (Acid Detergent Fiber) - Predictor of energy and digestability. Lower value is desirable.
NDF ( Neutral Detergent Fiber) - Represents cell wall in forage. Lower value is desirable.

Grass hay

Crude Protein
Crude Fiber

Source: Feedipedia.org 

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