# What Size Is A Standard Hay Bale?

## How many bales of hay are in a ton?

20 balesA ton: 2000# pounds of hay to the ton.

A retail three string bale weighs 100 # there are 20 bales in a ton.

A “feed store ton” can be 16 bales..

## How many cows will a round bale feed?

As an example, a 30-cow herd would consume one 900-pound round bale per day. To feed a 30-cow herd, we could use one hay ring that is filled daily.

## How much is a large round bale of hay worth?

Large round bales of hay are selling for \$75 to \$90 per ton higher than a year ago, McGill says. Specifically, alfalfa-grade hay bales are priced between \$140 and \$165 per ton, while grass, midquality hay bales are selling for \$125 to \$150 per ton.

## What is the difference between round and square hay bales?

The only difference between square and round bales is the type of machinery used. The shape of the bale won’t influence the nutrient content of the hay. Why have most of hay producers changed from making small square bales to large round bales? It is primarily due to the labor requirements for making the smaller bales.

## What are the dimensions of a round bale of hay?

Round bales are generally described by bale width × bale diameter, or bale height. For example, a 5′ × 6′ bale would be 5 feet wide and 6 feet in diameter and a 4′ × 5′ bale would be 4 feet wide and 5 feet in diameter.

## How long is hay good for?

three yearsYou can store hay indefinitely if the stack is managed correctly; although, in humid climates, using hay within three years of harvest is ideal.

## How many cubic feet is a square bale of hay?

The volume of the bale is equal to the width x height x length in feet. For a bale 18″ x 14″ x 36″ , the volume equals 5.25 cubic feet. So, 40.5 divided by 5.25 = 7.71 pounds/cubic foot.

## What are the different sizes of hay bales?

How Much Does a Bale of Hay Weigh?Small 2 string square bale 14”x18”x36” 40 to 60 lbs.Small 3 wire square bale 16”x22”x44” 100 to 120 lbs.Large square bale 3 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. 1200 to 2,000 lbs.Round bale 48” wide x 60” dia. 600 to 1,200 lbs.

## What are the dimensions of a small bale of hay?

The dimension of a small bale held together by three strings is approximately 16” high x 22” wide x 44” long (406.4 mm high x 558.8 mm wide x 1117.6 mm long) and usually weighs 100lbs.

## How many small bales of hay are in a large square bale?

If the large round-bale weighs 1,200 pounds and the small square bales weigh 40 pounds, then one large round hay bale would be equal to 30 small square bales.

## How much does a 5×5 round bale of hay weigh?

TablesBale Size (ft)Est. Bale Weight 2 (lb)Bale Size, % of a 5×5 Bale4x4512514x5800804x61,1531155×51,0001002 more rows

## How much does a small bale of hay weigh?

between 90 and 110 poundsDepending on the type of hay, our small bales typically average between 90 and 110 pounds. There is always variability and we cannot guarantee precise bale weights.

## How much hay can one acre produce?

The average U.S. dry hay yield (all types) dropped from 2.52 tons per acre in 2016 to 2.44 tons per acre in 2017. For alfalfa and alfalfa-grass mixtures, the average yield declined from 3.45 tons per acre in 2016 to 3.32 tons per acre in 2017.

## What is the average size of a standard hay bale?

Rectangle BalesSizeDimension(L x H x W)Weight2 stringed bale36 inches x 19 inches x 16 inches40 to 75 lbs.3 stringed bale44 inches x 22 inches x 15 inches100 to 140 lbs.Half ton6 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft1000 lbs.1 Ton8 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft2000 lbs.

## How much does a small square bale of hay cost?

Small square bales averaged \$4.60 a bale (range of \$2.00 to \$6.00). Large square bale straw averaged \$64.00 per bale (a range of \$40.00 to \$90.00). Large round bale straw averaged \$58.00 per bale (a range of \$40.00 – \$85.00). In Nebraska, hay sold steady, demand is light in 2020.

## What are the dimensions of a large square bale of hay?

Large “square” bales also vary in size, weight, and relative value. They typi- cally come in three sizes: 3′ × 3′ × 8′, 3′ × 4′ × 8′, or 4′ × 4′ × 8′. Assuming the same density used for the round bale example, large “square” bales would range from 807 to 1,435 pounds (Table 2).

## What is the most expensive hay?

Dairy hayDairy hay is the most expensive hay. It is bright green and leafy. Its protein levels range anywhere from 22 to 26 percent. Such hay is not suitable for horses.