Standlee Premium Western Forage Straw is used for animal bedding, erosion control and composting. Straw is not recommended for equine bedding as horses may consume it causing digestive problems. Standlee Premium Western Forage Certified Straw Compressed Bales are easy to handle and convenient for storing. Straw bales are approximately 18 cu. ft. expanded and Certified Noxious Weed Free.