Yes this thread is old!
I'm finding that I think with any hay brand, at different times the hay can really be hit or miss. I used Oxbow exclusively for about 2 years back a few years ago, then decided to switch when I found that almost all of my Oxbow orders where turning out to be veeeery dusty and it really bothered my allergies.
I switched to Sweet Meadows farms and have been using them for a few years now - but the quality of the hay isn't always consistent. Usually it's pretty good but once in awhile I'll get a bad batch. I was disappointed with my latest order from them because it was really really dusty and had a loot of weeds mixed in with the timothy hay. I'm going to keep ordering from them for now though, because their prices are the best in my area. If I where to consistently get hay that looked like my last order, though, I'd probably switch.
The times I've ordered from Kleenmama's Hayloft the hay has been really nice. I would order from them all the time, but it's more expensive than the other brands to buy it and have it shipped to me. Once in awhile I buy it anyways just to change things up for my bunnies.
You kind of have to shop around to find the best hay at the best prices in your area, and then don't be overly surprised if you do get a bad batch every once in awhile, there are a lot of factors that can go into the quality of the product. If the hay is consistently bad quality though, then it's probably time to switch brands.
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