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Re: President Sold Out

Postby ga.prime » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: President Sold Out

Postby herofan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:59 pm

greybeard wrote:When you buy hay, do you not at least ask how much the bales weigh?


I’ve never bought any rolls of hay; I raise my own. I have sold a few rolls several years ago. They didn’t ask how much it weighed; they just asked about the size of the roll.

I guess I can understand if people who are selling are somehow making the rolls much lighter than anyone would expect. I just never had to deal with that.

I also never consider weight when feeding hay. Sure, I’ve read about how much a cow should consume per day, but it’s like leading a horse to water; I can’t make a cow eat a certain number of pounds per day. I just keep it available and they eat as they desire.
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Re: President Sold Out

Postby TexasBred » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:40 am

herofan wrote:
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Does nobody else do it this way? Does everyone else go by weight?

I have always purchased hay by the ton. Weigh the truck, load it, weigh it again loaded. Not that hard. Seems 90% of the folks in the country thinks just about any kind of grass in any size roll weighs 1500 lbs. Not even close.


I can see where it’s not that hard if you have access to scales; I don’t, nor do I know anyone who does. I must say, this is a new one on me. I never hear anyone where I live discuss feeding hay by weight.

Most all feed mills have scales and many feed stores do or even your local coop. Not hard to find if you really want to.
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Re: President Sold Out

Postby M-5 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:01 am

TexasBred wrote:
herofan wrote:
TexasBred wrote:I have always purchased hay by the ton. Weigh the truck, load it, weigh it again loaded. Not that hard. Seems 90% of the folks in the country thinks just about any kind of grass in any size roll weighs 1500 lbs. Not even close.


I can see where it’s not that hard if you have access to scales; I don’t, nor do I know anyone who does. I must say, this is a new one on me. I never hear anyone where I live discuss feeding hay by weight.

Most all feed mills have scales and many feed stores do or even your local coop. Not hard to find if you really want to.


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Re: President Sold Out

Postby ChrisB » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:39 pm

For the most part I think the people that are feeding by weight are feeding with a TMR mixer. Buying by weight makes the most sense, but usually if buying hay locally it is advertised and sold by the bale. You can ask how much it weighs, but unless actually weighed everybody thinks their bales are heavier than they are. Most people buying hay just go by size of bale and how tight they are rolled.
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Re: President Sold Out

Postby herofan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:13 pm

ChrisB wrote:For the most part I think the people that are feeding by weight are feeding with a TMR mixer. Buying by weight makes the most sense, but usually if buying hay locally it is advertised and sold by the bale. You can ask how much it weighs, but unless actually weighed everybody thinks their bales are heavier than they are. Most people buying hay just go by size of bale and how tight they are rolled.


Thanks for sharing this. I didn’t know what a TMR mixer was, but after looking it up, it made more sense that weight would be a factor. My experience has always been what you mentioned about going by size of the bale. When others mentioned that I could find scales at the feed store, it still wouldn’t change anything I’m doing. That is information i don’t really need, but it makes more sense to me now if one uses the mixer. I’ve never in my life heard people advertise hay locally and mention how much it weighed, but I never heard of anyone using a TMR mixer around here either. We hillbillies around here just set out some rolls of hay free choice and put out more when it’s eaten down
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