I have been told before that I should try feeding round hay bales to my horses. I am more than open to the idea - round hay bales sell for approxemently $100-150 a ton ($40 for 800 lbs bale) here while square bales are well over $200 a ton. Plus I like the idea that I could free feed them if I could figure it out or just unroll/fork hay off of it. Im not too worried about moving it around once I get it because I have a tractor that I could probably figure something out with.
However, I only have loft hay storage. I have a 4 stall barn, I use 3 of the stalls and the only one not in use gets wet when it rains (which is always lately). There isn't enough room anywhere else to store any quantity of hay. Is there any way to store round bales in a loft? I wouldn't think so but if I remember correctly the guy that delivered my hay last year said it was possible to use a fork lift to load round bales into a loft. Is this correct?