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Proper hay storage during winter
“Uncovered hay bales stored outside on the ground can result in high hay dry matter (DM) losses that could range from 5-20 percent,” she said. “In most cases, it is recommended to elevate bales using gravel which can reduce DM losses to 3-15 percent. The best option for storage is covering hay bales with tarps, which will help to prevent losses on.
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