Great now I can ask, (cause I'm dying to know) what ground has free straw? I'm also very interested in the quality of straw used. I know straw is combined with two types of machine and am wondering if it makes a difference that the straw is chopped fine (which is difficult to bale) or left long. I'm also wondering if as the straw is baled if moisture testing is done or any preservative/drying agents are added.
At the old time tractor show in july . the very old baler machine
(belt powered from a tractor) really compacted a bale...and after many comments "Gee this is heavy" a small bet started.
Finally the bale was weighed...................#140.........
I asked what the normal weight usually is and was told "40 to 50 lds"
I shure wouldn't want to heft those ultra compact bales for long
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