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- Thread starter Herefordcross
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Herefordcross":38ux2x5c said:

Are the moisture percentages the same?

OP

Well considering you already had the answer why ask the question?Herefordcross":15eq1dbp said:

Herefordcross":1eeukqsv said:

Just had this conversation with a buddy of mine yesterday who does baleage and I sampled his hay for him, we both bale 4x4 rounds. For example - mine are 455 lb.s average at 88% Dry Matter - so take 455 lb.s as is x .88 DM = 400.4 lb.s of actual dry matter. His 4 x 4 s are around 1000 lb.s at say 50 % dry matter. So take 1000 lb.s as is x .50 = 500 lbs. of dry matter.

Some of his baleage sample ranged all the way from in the 40s up to the mid 60s for moisture, so if you are buying baleage it helps to know the actual moisture of that sample. So if you are looking at buying baleage by the ton you would need to buy at least another 30 % as received weight basis.

Ray

Herefordcross":26x3rrcd said:For example if I know I need 60tons of dry hay to feed a pen of heifers for a winter how many tons of baleage to I need to feed the same number of animals??

You should expect to buy at least another 20 tons because that is another 3rd of the 60 tons.

OP

somn

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:34 pm Post subject:

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Herefordcross wrote:

I am most sure that dry hay and baleage have differnt moisture percentages! Therefore no the %'s wouldn't be the same!

Well considering you already had the answer why ask the question?

I guess you missed the point of the question. It wasn't a moisture thing. The question was ton for ton conversions

Herefordcross":kz15g492 said:somn

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:34 pm Post subject:

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Herefordcross wrote:

I am most sure that dry hay and baleage have differnt moisture percentages! Therefore no the %'s wouldn't be the same!

Well considering you already had the answer why ask the question?

I guess you missed the point of the question. It wasn't a moisture thing. The question was ton for ton conversions

And that conversion rate is directly affect by the amount of moisture in the feed. You must have missed the point of the answer.