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Welcome to High Desert Hay & Forage of Vale OR

We specialize in domestic hay and forage product sales. We supply all types of baled hay for your large and small livestock/animal needs.

High Desert Hay & Forage, located in Vale OR, is family owned and operated, run by owner Lowell Whitaker and his son Matt. We’ve been a provider of premium quality dry hay and forage products for decades.

We offer hay that is packaged and set up for easy loading. Our custom pressing is available to help you haul and store hay in half the normal space. Our hay is available for both pickup and delivery.

The Product of
4 Generations of Farmers

The Product of
4 Generations of Farmers

Why Buy Hay from High Desert Hay & Forage?

Larger Quantities of High Quality...
A typical small bale that is fed to animals is produced by a small baler. One small baler takes a tractor and a man to operate, and can bale 30 tons per day, covering about 20 acres.

When harvested, hay is subject to variations in quality based on the weather at the time of baling. Too much humidity and not enough humidity, are the biggest factors that vary from day to day.

We bale with large balers that, using 1 man and 1 tractor, can cover roughly 100 acres per night, producing roughly 150 tons of consistent hay.
Pressed for Easier Hauling, Stacking & Space Saving!
The hay press takes these large bales and allows us to convert them to small bales. So 150 tons of consistent hay is then run through the press where the bales are cut and pressed into a consistent size, and quality level.

They are dense enough to stack easily without being prone to tipping or collapse like regular small bale stacks.

They are also almost double the density, so the same tonnage of hay can be stored. The higher density allows the same tonnage of hay to be stored or hauled in half the space.

For goat and sheep owners, the pressing process also crushes the stems, creating a more consistent and palatable forage for animals that are prone to picking off the leaves and leaving the stems of the plant. This results in better fiber intake for the animals and less waste for the owner.