Since 1980, Galusha Farm is focused on the production of superior hay and straw. We grow, harvest, store, deliver and unload for you to purchase all year long. Stop by our 20,000 sq ft humidity-controlled warehouse to pick the best hay for your animals.
Hay ̶ USDA Quality Designations
- Grass hay (all different varieties)
- Mixed hay (% grass + % alfalfa)
- Low-carb / low-sugar hay
Bedding ̶ Certified Weed-Free
- Superior Straw
- Wheat straw
We have small and large square bales and round bales (all stored indoors) in inventory. Call for availability.
"I just went on a tour of the farm. Great quality hay and even better, great customer assistance. They helped us find the best mix of hay for our horses. I also tried the Superior Straw bedding and it’s fantastic. Super soft and instantly reduced the odors. I’ve always been a wood shaving user and I’m sold on the shredded dust-free straw of Superior Straw! Thanks so much, Galusha Farm and Steve!!" - Kells Shaw
"This is my second year feeding Galusha Farm hay. I have nothing but good to say about the hay and the people that work there because they really stand behind their product. My horses need to stay in top shape to compete and their performance is excellent since feeding Galusha hay. I am very picky about my hay and couldn’t be happier. I am trying to create more space so I can get all my hay filled by Galusha Farm!!!" - Annette Harris, Newark, IL
At Galusha Farm, our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of our customers, team, and community. We are fully operational during this time (except for daily renting of our horses and lessons). We are taking necessary safety precautions in line with what the CDC is advising. Thank you for supporting local business.
It includes 5 automated fans located at floor level, on three walls. It also includes two larger fans on the roof. These fans produce significant airflow through the barn to assist in the final "cure" of our hay production. The fourth wall has a very large opening for ingress and egress which also allows natural ventilation. In addition, there are two large roller doors on the east and west walls to assist in proper ventilation and final curing.
The new barn also has 2-foot overhangs at the roof eaves, with perforated steel panels that allow natural ventilation to come up through them and follow along the underside of the roof-line, to exit the top ventilated ridge cap on the peak of the roof, which allows additional natural ventilation to move water vapor from curing hay to leave the hay storage barn.
On the hayfield front, we were fortunate to have planted between the rains-67 acres of new hayfield production acres. It could not have happened at a better time, just in time to help make up for the reduced hay acres we all have seen in 2019. Unfortunately, we will lose 100 acres of alfalfa -grass mix hay acres because of the winter kill of 2019. These 2 fields will be planted to teff grass for 1 year, in June 2020 as a necessary intermediate step to replanting these fields back to alfalfa and mixed-grass hay crop. The positive side of this is:
1. The opportunity to replace the alfalfa plants with young, fine stemmed plants for great quality and palatability
2. The opportunity to smooth the hayfields
3. The opportunity to apply lime and deep root fertilizers and micro-nutrients, in order to balance the soil fertility and thus increase yield and plant health
4. A good grass hay crop for 1 year (teff in 2020)
5. We are currently configuring our new hay baler for small square bales. It is an "in-line" baler, that makes better quality bales! It will also be configured with our hay moisture testing, real-time moisture read-out in the tractor cab. We will also weigh each bale so we know if the hay is too heavy. All this for quality. We also have a round baler and a big square baler. They are designed the same way for maximum quality.
Looking for hay, straw or mulch? Call Steve to check availability at 630-878-6350.
Beginner Lessons, learn all of the horse basics. Call Lauren extension 1 at our office number 630-777-6179.
Horse Time, learn how to have fun with horses. For weekends only, Call Joyce extension 2 at our office number 630-777-6179.
Lease a Horse, start anytime depending on availability, Click here to read our Lease Agreement. Call Lauren extension 1 at our office number 630-777-6179.
Board your Horse, Click here to read our Boarding Agreement. Call Lauren extension 1 at our office number 630-777-6179.