How to tell age and nutrition of round bales

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Re: How to tell age and nutrition of round bales

Postby Farmgirl » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:16 pm

Around here, I wouldn't want to buy any hay stored outside......


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Re: How to tell age and nutrition of round bales

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:51 pm

I baled some hay once that got rained on pretty good before baling, it was nearly black when baled with mold...just stacked it behind the shed..set there awhile, looked like black hills after awhile... So I dicided to use it to fill in a hole...the cows got in there and ate every straw.. Think they even licked the ground...this was when there was grass and warm weather....
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Re: How to tell age and nutrition of round bales

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:17 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:I baled some hay once that got rained on pretty good before baling, it was nearly black when baled with mold...just stacked it behind the shed..set there awhile, looked like black hills after awhile... So I dicided to use it to fill in a hole...the cows got in there and ate every straw.. Think they even licked the ground...this was when there was grass and warm weather....


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Re: How to tell age and nutrition of round bales

Postby MtnCows93 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Dad told me he fed some 25 year old square bales out of a barn loft and the cows ate it good, we figured it being in the loft it never had a chance to catch any moisture like it would stacked in the barn on the ground
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