Source: AgriLife Today
Producing hay requires both time and expense, but it can lead to unwanted waste if bales are left sitting in the field, according to experts.
To preserve nutritive value and money, there are options that can be implemented to manage unwanted waste, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station.
One option to preserve nutritive value and money is a barn. “A barn can pay for itself in four to six years, according to studies done by our Extension economists,” Redmon said. “Many think they can store hay outside, but when hay costs as much as $120 a ton to produce, can we afford to give up some of that expense? Many of us can’t.”
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