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Hay Price Calculator app

Hay Price Calculator app

Hay Price Calculator app has been updated!

Buy hay the smart way! Many horse owners purchase hay by the bale. However, the more economical way to purchase and compare different hay types is to calculate the price per ton. The Hay Price Calculator app helps hay buyers in calculating price per ton and provides cost comparisons of small square, large round and large square bales. Hay buyers simply select the bale type, enter in the bale weight and price per bale, and the Hay Price Calculator app calculates price per ton, allowing the buyer to compare and choose the most economical hay. Hay buyers should also take into consideration hay quality when determining economics.

The app is available for use with Android and Apple products and costs $0.99.  

Users who have previously paid for the app will need to go into their app store and re-download the app (there will be no charge). Due to the length of time the app was out of the store, an automatic update is not possible.  

Healthy Horse app

Healthy Horse app

Determining a horse's body weight is important for managing weight and feeding, and for administering medication. The Healthy Horse App allows horse owners and professionals to estimate horse body weight of several breed types by using new equations developed through University research. Simply enter in the horse's height, body length, neck and girth circumference. The app includes the following breed types:

  • Adult Arabians

  • Draft horses

  • Adult and juvenile miniature horses

  • Stock horses

  • Saddle-type horses

  • Ponies

  • Warmbloods

  • Thoroughbreds

Ideal body weight is also calculated for each breed-type using newly developed equations through University research.

The app gives an estimate of the actual and ideal body weights and should not replace an examination by a qualified professional. The Healthy Horse App is now available in both Spanish and English and users can enter measurements in either imperial or metric units with results displayed in either pounds or kilograms.

The app is available for use with Android and Apple products.  

Reviewed in 2019

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