Questions and answers

How much does a bale of orchard grass hay cost?

How much does a bale of orchard grass hay cost?

The Price of Hay Bales By Weight

Hay Quality Bale Type Minimum Price Per Ton
Grade 1 Small Square $160
Large Square $85
Large Round $65
Grade 2 Large Square $85

Can you bale orchard grass?

Premium Orchard Grass Compressed Bales are formed by allowing Standlee forage to grow to the proper stage of maturity, cutting the plants, allowing them to sun-cure (dry) to an acceptable moisture level and baling the forage at the optimal time.

Is orchard hay the same as grass hay?

Orchard hay is another common type of grass hay – it usually has a thicker blade than timothy hay but can be softer in texture. Typically, orchard grass is lower in protein than timothy, but it is a favorite amongst horses and owners.

How much money can you make off an acre of hay?

“You are going to get more than three years out of that, but if we use three years, that’s about $100 per acre per year,” Brown says. “If you are getting $125 per ton for quality hay, you are going to see a profit of $51 per ton, or $204 per acre. “The potential is there to make some pretty good money on hay.”

How long will wrapped hay bales last?

In general, forages baled at 40-60% moisture will maintain feed value for about 12 months as long as the integrity of the plastic is maintained. However, even where the forage was baled at the appropriate moisture level and the plastic has minimal holes, it is good practice to feed baleage bales within 9 months.

How often do you cut orchard grass for hay?

Orchard grass and other cool season perennial grasses should be harvested at 4- to 6-week intervals, ideally between 35-40 days. Production and cutting frequency are greatly affected by soil moisture, soil temperature, soil fertility, and disease incidence.

Do horses like orchard grass hay?

Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable hay and pasture grass for horses. Orchardgrass is a relatively shade-tolerant cool-season perennial that can provide high yield and forage quality under good management. It is well known as a desirable grass for horses, both for hay and pasture.