Caustic Burno":3v7wdooc said:I am going to shrink wrap some as experiment this year.
True Grit Farms":2kusbdib said:Caustic Burno":2kusbdib said:I am going to shrink wrap some as experiment this year.
Save your time and money. When it rains the water sits in the bottom of the bale. And don't use white unless your making silage, the whole bale will be slimy for about 1" all the way to the ground.
Bigfoot":wj5ing6a said:I post this all the time, so I might as well again. A neighbor down the road, had 10 or 12 cows, and put up 40 or 50 rolls. He would lay two light poles down side by side. Maybe left an 18"gap. He would then lay a sheet of old tin on top the hay roll. Weighted the tin down with tires and concrete blocks. It looked like it'd been stored inside, when he fed it. That'd work for a few head. Not sure if Id want to go that route if I had many to feed.
That is an important note. I forgot to mention that.bird dog":szxwt1uj said:If outside on the ground, your location makes all the difference in the world. Stack as Jeanne suggests but put them on a moderate slope where the rain will wash down between the rows of bales. If the sun shines through these same rows, all the better.
The moisture has to be able to move away from the bale to minimize the water from leaching up from the bottom.
Jeanne - Simme Valley":35e9vpf1 said:I store on the ground. Pushed together flat side to flat side as tight as I can get them. Net wrapped.