# How many acres do you need for 100 bales of hay?

## How many acres do you need for 100 bales of hay?

Horse farmers are looking for good hay, and they’re willing to pay for it. Here was the thought, on 50 acres you would get 100 square bales per acre, which is a conservative number. If we do the math, that works out to be. 100 bales x 50 acres = 5000 bales of hay for 50 acres of land.

How many acres do you need for a round bale of hay?

But rule of thumb is that one tonne of hay is equal to approx 40/45 bales or 4 to 5 round bales and one acre would yield approx two tonnes of hay.

How much hay can an acre produce?

How many tons of hay does an 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 an acre of hay worth?

He says it costs about \$297 per acre to seed and prepare hay ground. “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.

How many bales of hay are in a ton?

20 bales
A 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. A semi holds 24 tons on a truck.

How many square bales of hay are in a 4×5 round bale?

guessing around here a good 4×5 bermuda bale would be 700-800 lbs. Weight of your typical small square. If your small square is weighing 60 lbs per bale then you would have 12-13 sm sq bales per round. As far as fescue….

## How many times a year can you harvest hay?

In most areas of the country, grass hay can be cut twice, sometimes three times, per year. The first cutting generally has the largest yield.

How much does a large bale of hay cost?

Hay bales by the ton.

Hay grade Bale type Min. price/ ton
Large square \$160
Large round \$120
Large square \$120

How much do farmers get for a bale of hay?

The Price of Hay Bales By Weight

Hay Quality Bale Type Minimum Price Per Ton
Large Square \$85
Large Round \$65

### How many square bales is equal to a round bale?

twenty square bales
Round bales have the same amount of hay as about twenty square bales.

What month is hay harvested?

From the month of May to late summer and early fall, hay baling is on the minds of many farmers.

Is hay worth making?

Definitely worth it as long as you are confident you know what your doing. Making bad hay is much easier than making good hay! The weather the last two years has been very challenging on the hay making front.