A Simple Secret to Minimize Hay Loss & Waste


Want your hay to retain its quality and value for as long as possible? Sure. Who wouldn’t.

One of the easiest and best ways you can do this is by storing it indoors.

According to North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,”Studies have shown outdoor storage losses range between 5 and 35 percent depending on the amount of precipitation, storage site location, and original condition of the bale.Storage losses are usually reduced by approximately two-thirds with indoor storage…”

 

“Storage losses can be significant, depending on the amount and type of precipitation, type of bale, and storage method. In some cases, it may be necessary to use indoor storage to preserve nutrients in high quality hays.” NDSU & USDA

Flexible designs for hay shelters

Integrity hay sheds can be configured in a variety of ways: sheeted walls to the ground on one or more sides, roof and posts only and more.

Post frame hay shed

Post frame hay shed

 

Flexibile hay shed designs

Flexibile hay shed designs

 

What to look for in a hay shed

While everyone’s needs vary, below is a quick list of options to consider for your shelter:

  1. Strong posts
  2. Available in cold storage, insulated or combination customized to your operation
  3. Straight walls to 24’ to give you maximum usable space allowing you to stack bales tightly against the walls
  4. Low maintenance interiors and exteriors
  5. Strong metal: our full 3/4” rib (large rib) metal gives our buildings more strength than the competitors
  6. Interlocking truss-to-post connection: our saddled truss connection gives secure fastening through the whole post. This means a better load transfer from the roof to the walls
  7. Full range of available colours
  8. Great service guarantee
  9. Industry-leading warranty

See some examples of hay shelters and start planning out your building.

Why work all year only to lose hay and erode profits? Increase your farm’s profitability with affordable indoor hay storage.

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