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Baling Up Hay-Making Costs: A Buyer's Guide

February 8, 2013

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Dear Friend,

Whether you are a veteran farmer or just starting out, choosing the best baler equipment for your forage operation is essential. Many factors play into your decision when purchasing a baler. The key is not only sizing the baler to your operation today, but also where you will be within three to five years from now. While the round baler has become the base machine for most operations, you can still find the small square baler from some makers. In addition, the large square baler offer benefits depending on the scale of your business.


Choosing the right round baler, small square baler or large square baler to use with your farm operation is an important step in hay farming basics. Deciding which crop to plant to what size and shape of bale to make can make the process overwhelming. Knowing your market can help determine whether to use a round baler, small square baler, or go with a large square baler.

Being a hay producer, you know demanding a good quality hay bale is. The dairy market wants large round bales; the horse market wants small square bales with fresh green looks and smell, while the cattle and beef market wants large round bales with varying quality needs.

Knowing the basics of hay farming can take you a long way. No bale of hay is quite the same. Download our free report: Baling Up Hay-Making Costs: A Buyer's Guide below:

Is It Cost Effective To Bale Your Own Hay? Specialist Says To Run The Numbers
The greening of pastures and rising of temperatures have livestock owners thinking about the upcoming haying season and will they have enough feed to last the year?

Forage and hay equipment have evolved along with modern technology and the climate. They key advancements of balers today are user-friendly, durability output working alongside maximum quality in virtually every type of condition.

But how do you know if you should use a round baler or go with a large square baler? Run the numbers. Know your market and your machinery handling capabilities. Keep in mind where the closest parts and service store is located, and the turnaround time for maintenance calls. This will influence the decision, not just the pocketbook.

What you will learn from Baling Up Hay-Making Costs: A Buyer's Guide?

1. Is Baling Hay Cost-Effective For Your Operation?
A farmer needs to know cost of both owning and operating a fleet of hay machinery.

2. Let's Talk Maintenance
Technicians stress the benefits of being familiar with the operator's manual.

3. Round Balers Offer High Capacity Bales
Take the work out of putting up hay with High Capacity round balers.

4. Large Square Balers Pack More Mass in Same Space
Productivity is the operative word in farm equipment.

5. Better Ways to Bale With Small Square Balers
Better-built balers offer small square balers for those who demand more.

6. Accessories Make Operations Easier While Improving Efficiency
Tools and attachments are designed to help get the job done in more efficient and timely fashion.

This free report offers you an in-depth look at a wide range of balers and accessories to improve efficiency and offer you guidance when preparing your hay crop for the season.

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