Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
When I have bought roundbales in the past, it has been when we go on holidays & for convenience to my son who takes care of things when we are gone, we put the rounds straight in the pasture. These weighed about 1000 to 1200 lbs and lasted 10 days, 2 horses. This year in addition to the squares, I got several rounds as Daddy-O now has a bobcat to move them around. We store the hay under cover close to the paddock & I pitchfork feedings to them rather than free choice. Same size bale lasts 21 days so they were way overeating and were quite fat when let to free choice it. It takes more time & effort feeding this vs. giving flakes of square bales but I figure I am saving close to $100 a month on hay. In fact, we are going to save the squares & go get more rounds & store them in the breezeway of the barn. However I would not do this if we didn't have the machine to move them around.
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