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In general, a standard 40 lb. square bale of hay lasts one horse for about 3.5 days. But many factors such as age, workload, type of hay, and access to pasture grass affect how much they eat. I find most horses eat between 10-15 pounds of hay each day.

## How many round bales does a horse eat per month?

A horse can eat anywhere from 15-25 pounds of hay a day, which generally equates to a half of a 45/50-pound square bale of hay per day (~**15-30 bales per month**). Always remember to take into consideration the quality of your hay. If the nutrient quality is poor, then the horse will require more hay (by weight).

## How long does a large round bale of hay last?

Hay contains 12% moisture. So 2.5% of 500kg is 12.5 kg . 12.5kg x 112/100 = 14kg 14 kg x 2/3 = 9.4kg . So basicly a 200kg round bale should last a 500kg horse with part grazing **a minimum of 21 days**.

## How long does it take 2 horses to eat a round bale?

Depends a little bit on the actual weight of the bale and the temperature outside (they eat more when it’s colder), but my 2 quarter horses will eat 1 round bale **in about 2 weeks**.

## How many acres do you need for 2 horses?

If you are attempting to figure the carrying capacity of land for a horse, then a good rule of thumb is **1-1/2 to 2 acres of open intensely managed land per horse**. Two acres, if managed properly, should provide adequate forage in the form of pasture and/or hay ground. But this is highly variable depending on location.

## How many square bales do I need for one horse?

I usually buy my horses **45 small square bales of alfalfa** and 45 of just plain grass hay for a total of 90 bales per horse per year. They each get about 1/8 bale of alfalfa in the morning and then 1/8 of grass with a sweet grain/oats mixture at night.

## Should horses have hay all time?

Conclusion. **Horses don’t have to eat all the time**, but having constant access to hay helps keep their digestive system working correctly. Allowing your horse to graze on pasture grass is safe and keeps them healthy. A healthy pasture provides all the nutrition horses need.

## How many pounds of hay a day does a horse eat?

Once you figure out how much your horse’s typical ration weighs, measure that portion at feeding time using a scoop, coffee can, or whatever suits your needs. The average thousand-pound horse who relies on hay for all their forage typically eats **fifteen to twenty pounds of hay** per day.

## How many round bales do you get per acre?

Yield per area, but generally between one and two tons per hectare and cut. Typical square bales weigh 50 to 100 pounds, while round bales easily weigh 1000 pounds and more, you probably won’t get more than 50 small square bales per acre and only **one or two round bales**.

## How many square bales are in a 4×5 round?

guessing around here a good 4×5 bermuda bale would be 700-800 lbs. Weight of your typical small square. If your small square is weighing 60 lbs per bale then you would have **12-13 sm sq bales per round**. As far as fescue….

## What is the average weight of a 4×5 round bale?

Tables

Bale Size (ft) | Est. Bale Weight ^{2} (lb) |
Bale Weight After Storage Loss^{3} (lb) |
---|---|---|

4×4 | 512 | 461 |

4×5 | 800 | 720 |

4×6 | 1,153 | 1,037 |

5×5 | 1,000 | 900 |

## How much does a large round bale of hay go for?

The Price of Hay Bales By Weight

Hay Quality | Bale Type | Minimum Price Per Ton |
---|---|---|

Prime | Large Round | $120 |

Grade 1 | Small Square | $160 |

Large Square | $85 | |

Large Round | $65 |

## Can horses live on hay alone?

So to answer your question, yes, a horse **can live** on just **hay** and be perfectly healthy.