02-06-2011, 02:52 PM
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The square bales around us are $2-3 per bale, and the round bales are about $28-35, but we get about 100 free since we let the farmer across the street cut ours, and that's our farm's payment.
We usually feed about a bale a day per horse, varying a bit, but in general. So if our bales were $3, and we gave them average about 2 a day, with 365 days a year, it'd be about $2190. If we're looking at round bales, one would probably last about 2-4 days if we didnt have pasture, so that'd be about $3660. That would of course vary upon how much you feed your horse since you have no pasture, as we do. I'd probably give our horses (since they're all easy keepers except for Izrael) 2 and a half bales a day spread out around the area you're keeping them, and then adjust to how much he/she is eating.
Btw, we're located in western, Pa-not sure where you are. I heard thathay might be going up to $5-6 a bale around here though..not sure about that though.
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