Hay production has changed a lot over the last few decades, becoming much more nutritious. But the way the hay is psychically baled has changed, as well.
Square bales have always been the popular choice because of their ability to be stacked, transported, and placed into horse hay feeders. Even though these bales aren’t that large, physically baling them, lifting them, and carrying them can be exhausting.
Nowadays, round bales are becoming much more popular. Though square bales were convenient, they could only weigh around 60 pounds. Large round bales, however, thanks to the use of agricultural machinery, can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds.
Round or square – what should you use?
Since the bale’s shape doesn’t affect the hay’s nutrients in any way, both options are great for your horses. With Klene Pipe Structures’ round or square bale feeders, you’ll avoid losing a significant amount of hay and will keep your horses feeding for years!
In fact, both our square bale feeders and round bale feeders are made from high-quality materials and can last upwards of 20 years. And though these products were designed to be hay feeders for horses, they can be used with other livestock including alpacas, llamas, cattle, and more.
It comes down to the number of horses or animals being fed by the hay feeders. Larger round bales are a better option for properties with multiple horses. But square bale feeders will work great for smaller operations.
Whichever horse hay feeders you decide on, round bale feeders or square bale feeders, our Hay Saver feeders are excellent options for any setup. They’ll keep your horses happy, well-fed, and comfortable for years to come.
Give us a call today to learn more about our quality hay feeders for horses!