Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
3 horses in blankets (870ish lbs, 950ish lbs & 1050ish lbs) and a goat I was feeding about 1 bale per day, once the grass stopped growing. My bales are 50-60lbs. This was split between 2 feedings & divided into 5+ piles.
I chose to pull them off the pasture in the winter & dry lot them, so the pasture isn't damaged by them eating dormant grass, etc.
I would say I used about 210bales in a full calendar year. I don't suppliment anything, except a salt mineral lick & millenium vitamins (usually mixed with 1/4 cup of dry cob, just for a treat)
Bare in mind, my winters in NW Washington are usually in the 40s and they were blanketed, under minimal/light work, and I have pasture suppliment April-september. Usually 3+ months of pasture alone
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