According to Oregon State University Extension Service, an acre may yield between 65 to 165 small bales of hay per cutting, with up to three cuttings per year. The yield depends on location, fertilization, plant species, plant age, moisture content and how tightly the bales are packed.Know More
Horses, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs eat hay to supplement or take the place of natural grazing. As of 2014, Florida horses consume 700,000 tons or roughly 25 million small bales of hay each year, according to Ranch Cattle Research.
Hay fields often include alfalfa, clovers, ryegrass, orchard grass, fescue, brome, timothy and/or Bermuda grass. The most nutritious hay has full leaves and unripe seed heads.Learn more about Agriculture
The yield of square bales of hay per acre depends upon several factors. These include the type of hay planted, the climate in which it is planted, weather patterns that occurred during the growing season, at what stage of growth the hay was cut, and the fertility of the soil.Full Answer >
Agricultural supply and feed stores, nurseries, garden supply stores and some farms sell straw bales. Availability may depend on the season. Websites such as StrawBaleMarket.com also list classified ads for straw bales.Full Answer >
Hay and silage are the forms in which harvested forage is most often stored. The two differ in terms of how they are stored and their moisture content. While hay is stored at a moisture level below 20 percent, silage is stored at 40 to 60 percent moisture level. When hay is stored at moisture levels greater than 20 percent, the forage becomes moldy and may suddenly catch fire.Full Answer >
The two main pillars of routine fruit tree maintenance are pruning and training, pruning being the cutting of extraneous and unhealthy limbs and shoots while training is concerned with shaping the growth of the tree for optimal health. The process is best undertaken on a predictable calendar with emergency work in cases of severe weather or disease.Full Answer >