Posts Categorized: Hay Bales

Bale Grazing

April 1st, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Bale grazing has become an efficient way to feed cattle during winter months for many ranchers in colder regions of the U.S. By setting out evenly spaced bales in a field for cattle to graze, the waste from feeding and manure from cows can fertilize multiple fields during a winter. The bales, set out every two to four weeks, retain their nutrients because of the cold weather and lack of moisture. This method uses less land than stockpile or swath grazing would and can save ranchers valuable time. Many who utilize bale grazing suggest starting with just a few fields and a short period when first trying this method, as well as to be aware when the winter will end and thawing periods start.

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How to Properly Store Hay Bales

May 7th, 2018 - SEOTERIC

With the harvest seasons upon us, it’s so important to understand how to properly store hay bales so that they can be used all year round! If weather allows, hay can be cut as early as May. Are you prepared to store your hay after it has been cut?

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The History Of The American Hay Market

November 30th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Hay has been a valuable commodity since the origination of the United States. The rich history of the hay industry is intertwined with that of the country’s agricultural past. Read on to learn more about how the hay market has changed throughout the history of the United States.

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How To Market Hay For Sale

November 30th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Tractor hauling large round bales of hay

Many livestock owners are not been able to grow a proper amount of hay for their animals due to severe drought. There is a great demand for feed due to this issue, so it is quite possible to make a substantial profit by selling hay. If you are interested in selling hay, you should first find marketing opportunities and then choose your preferred marketing methods.

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How To Choose High Quality Brome Hay Bales

November 1st, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Hay bales stacked in a field

Bromegrass that is cut and dried is high in protein and fiber, so it is popular for its nutritional value. When buying brome hay that has been baled, you should be sure to inspect the quality of the product before making a purchase. Brome hay bales that are not of good quality do not provide any nutritional value to your horses or livestock.

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How To Roll Perfectly Formed Hay Bales

September 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Large round bales of hay covered by hut

For hay producers, it can be satisfying to see a field of perfectly rolled hay bales, but what is the secret to neatly formed bales? There are a few of things you can do to ensure you form the perfect hay bales for your customers. These methods include having evenly distributed windrows, paying attention to the density of your bales, and other important tips.

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6 Facts About Hay You Probably Don’t Know

August 10th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Field of grass and hay bales

Farmers rely on the success of their livestock operation by feeding them hay when foraging growth is not available. The health of your animals depends on the quality of the hay that they are given. The following are six interesting facts about hay that most people probably don’t know.

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The Difference Between Straw And Hay

August 3rd, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Hay bales stacked in a field

Many people are unsure what the differences are between straw and hay. Even those from rural America can get the two confused. The following information should help you better understand how the two differ and how they are made. Understanding the differences will help you decide what you need to purchase depending on the purpose for which you are buying.

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Round Bale Feeders Benefit Horse Owners

July 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Feed is one of the greatest expenses that a horse owner will face. The price of hay often fluctuates, which impacts the total cost of caring for your horses. Horse owners often look for any way to keep the costs of feed down to positively impact their bottom line. One way this can be achieved is by using a round bale feeder.

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When Is The Best Time To Cut Hay?

July 25th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Making sure to cut your hay at the ideal stage can be a difficult task. Figuring out the right time to cut depends on several factors. These factors include the type of grass, the maturity, the shape and size of desired bales, weather conditions, when it will be baled, and the moisture content.

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