Hay is a vital component of most farms and ranches, so it’s well worth it to spend some time on storage considerations. By leaving your hay exposed to the elements you will incur a loss of resources and capital. Studies have shown that hay loss rates can be as high as 50 percent in certain conditions. The best place to store hay is in a barn—especially in areas with snowy winters— but building a structure just to store hay is not always an option. There are other options though:

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