KenB":1blpyhft said:Another advantage to me by unrolling is I always feed in a different spot. I try to feed in the rougher areas where the grass is thin, and the soil is poor. This way I am reseeding and building the soil with the waisted hay and manure where I need it the most.
;-) This is what works for me, maybe not everyone.
Cowboy15":1jhysa8z said:Now why would you unroll a round ball.
:nod:stocky":2acx26hz said:I like unrolling the bales better for all the positive reasons mentioned. To unroll, you have to feed each day because they will bed on the hay at night. To unroll, you need to have the number of cows in the pasture that will eat one bale per day. Or you could unroll part of a bale, I guess. I feed hay in feeders in pastures that have a smaller number of cattle. I also have pastures where I keep a coarser, or poorer quality hay in the feeders full time and unroll about half of what the cow needs of real good quality hay, so all cows can eat some of the good, but fill up the rest of the way on lesser quality hay. There is also some hay that cows wont clean up unrolled but they will clean it up in the feeder. I unroll down a hillside and it keeps manure scattered and seeds the area. I use feeders and unroll, but whenever I have a choice, I unroll.