Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
I was also curious about this because we will have no means of moving round bales this winter. We will have to use small square bales. My guess was going to be about 12 to 15 smalls per round bale.
Another thing to consider with round bales vs. small square bales is that usually round bales are kept outside and small bales are kept inside, at least around here they are. When outdoors, the sun, rain and dust make the outer layer of round bales useless and waste. If the bale has been left for a long time, the bottom of the bale could be bad. Using hay stored inside would have less waste from of the elements. To eliminate more waste you should use a feeder.
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