Hay is a valuable resource for any kind of livestock farm. Hay is used primarily to feed farm animals. Hay is more expensive if you have a larger animal farm.
It’s good to know that there are many options for getting Hay in Stardew Valley. These methods can be long-term or short-term and give you a small amount of Hay. Let’s get right into the methods.
How to Get Hay in Stardew Valley
Create a Silo
Hay is not required to be shipped in a silo if you intend to buy it directly from Marnie.
This is the fastest way to grab a few Hay pieces, and you can purchase it as soon as your gold has enough.
Buying Hay will however lack in the long run because your livestock farm continues to grow, and the gold you spend on hay will be way more than it’s worth.
If you want to build a cattle farm, you will need a way to harvest your own Hay. First, build a silo.
Once you have added a silo to your farm, you will be able to use a scissor to harvest the hay. This is done by cutting the grass around your farm.
It is worth noting that the Hay drop chance for grass-cutters using the basic scythe is only 50 percent.
A silo is not necessary for cutting grass, but it does give you Hay.
Hay from grass can’t be taken from the ground, unlike other items.
This is more recommended than buying Hay from Marnie. You will need to build a silo. Before You can build any barns you want for your animals.
This will enable you to accumulate enough Hay to last you a while before you really need it.
You will quickly realize how much more animals you have when you set up your livestock farm and barns first.
Robin, the local carpenter, can help you build a silo. She is available from 9 AM to 5 pm on Tuesdays and other days. (She closes her shop at 4 PM on Fridays.
Once you interact with Robin, select “Construct Farm Buildings” from her shop menu. Scroll down until you locate the Silo.
You will need the following crafting materials to make a silo
- 100 Gold
- 100 Stone
- 10 Clay
- 5 Copper Bars
Press build if you have all of the materials in your inventory.
Next, decide where the silo should be placed on your farm. The silo takes up a space of 3×3 tiles on your farm. If you can build the silo on the selected land areas, the green squares will be turned green. If they cannot be built on the chosen pieces of land, they will become red.
Robin will then begin to build it the next morning, which will take her 2 days.
A silo can hold up to 240 Hay. When a silo is full, the grass stops producing hay. It won’t do it till you remove the saved Hay.
Marnie: Buy Now
Setting up a silo is a waste if you don’t own a proper livestock farm, or don’t plan to start one. If you are in desperate need, Marnie will sell you hay at 50 gold per piece.
Located in the Cindersap forest is Marnie’s Ranch, her store. Hours of operation for her store are from 9 AM to 4:00 PM. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays, she doesn’t open her store.
Once you enter her shop, interact with her and go over the dialogue and then choose the “Supplies Shop” option from her shop menu. Hay should be her first item on her list.
You can also buy an item called “Grass Starter” from Pierre’s shop. This item can be planted on your farm and harvested with your scythe.
This will help you save a lot of money since you don’t need to buy Hay directly from Marnie.
Pierre’s shop is located in the northern part of the town square. The shop is open every day from 9 AM to 5PM, except Wednesdays.
After entering his shop, you can interact with him and read through the dialogue until the menu is available.
Scroll through it and select “Grass Starter” to purchase it for 100 gold. Grass Starter offers many advantages over buying Hay. It costs 50 gold apiece.
This may appear to be a lower price than buying it. A piece of Hay is 50 gold, while 100 gold costs it.
Grass Starter does have the ability to spread. It can be harvested immediately after it is placed.
This is a way for you to grow your grass and harvest it.
This method requires a silo, so technically it is part of the original method.
You can save grass from being harvested by letting it graze on sunny days without feeding your animals!
There are several other methods to get hay in Stardew Valley. They are not practical because they require too much gold, or too long.
They offer considerably less Hay than any of the other techniques.
It is recommended that you go to a silo to harvest your own hay, if you have a small barn with animals.
Hay may work, but the 50-gold price is a mirage relative to its true weight. Not You only need one piece. This is especially important in the beginning game, where earning gold can be difficult.
But ultimately, it is your decision as all can work through each other better than others.
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