I am remodeling an old diary site which includes some RC hay meadows which will be a be nice to dry. The goal is to background calves from November thru April. Feeding bales in rings gets tough when the snow or mud is deep... and I don't plan to buy a TMR.
My first thought is make make a lot of young RC balage, and then place the bales up to a feed through fence for the stockers. I have also seen one set up where the feeding alley is perpendicular to the fence so they can get to both sides. Any other simple winter balage feeding approaches?