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How Much Hay to Stock for Winter
During the winter when there is no pasture grass to eat and your livestock are getting all of their nourishment from hay, here is a good rule of thumb to figure out how much hay you'll need to have to last through the winter;

Each full grown horse or cow will need about 1 ton (for 4 cows you would need to buy 4 tons, etc)

For goat and sheep, you can count on 1 ton for every 4 full-grown animals. (8 sheep would need 2 tons)

This estimate would be for good hay. I always get a little extra just-in-case.

KP, from WA, entered 1999-12-15



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