When we have round bales we ration...otherwise they waste and what would have been about two weeks worth of food, turns into three or four days of food with a hay big mess. Even when put up properly you can still get a wet spot..it happens.
The only time A bale would be put in for free choice is when we had to leave for a few days, it does make caring for them easier for who ever you suckered into doing it:)
LoL, Drum, have you SEEN Hickory? LoL!!! Posted via Mobile Device
LOL Hey now! He is just generously proportioned! A tad fluffy.. We just put the round bales out last week, he definitely didn't need it before then though. He stayed fat on just grazing and a mineral block this summer..