# How many bales of hay can 1 acre produce?

## How many bales of hay can 1 acre produce?

100 bales
With an average bale weight of around 40 pounds (with our Abbriata small square baler or any of our mini round balers), that’s 100 bales to the acre for a first cutting.

## How many acres do you need for 100 bales of hay?

Horse farmers are looking for good hay, and they’re willing to pay for it. Here was the thought, on 50 acres you would get 100 square bales per acre, which is a conservative number. If we do the math, that works out to be. 100 bales x 50 acres = 5000 bales of hay for 50 acres of land.

How many 5×5 round bales per acre?

How many 5×5 bales per hectare? But as a general rule, a ton of hay is about 40/45 bales or 4-5 round bales and an acre is about two tons high.

### How many times can you harvest hay in a year?

How Many Times Can You Harvest Hay in a Year? Depending on your soil and grass growth rate, you can harvest hay two or three times a year. In some places, you can even stretch for a fourth crop, but the harvest won’t be as fruitful.

### How much does it cost to plant 1 acre of alfalfa?

Alfalfa has to be planted at around 25 pounds per acre if I remember correctly. A 50 pound bag of seed is around \$200 last I heard a few years back, so \$100 an acre just for seed. Probably \$120-150 per acre including tillage costs.

How much should I charge to cut hay?

A common rule of thumb is that it costs approximately \$50 per ton to cut, rake, bale and stack hay at the edge of the field. That figure may be lower if doing lots of acres and it may be higher when doing small pieces.

## How many bales of hay are produced per acre?

Production of 2 Tons/acre and the bales weigh 65 lb. Excellent fields might produce 7 tons per acre and bales might be packed tighter and weigh 85 lb each: 14,000 lb./ 85 lb. per bale = 165 bales. There are some who are able to consistently produce at this level, but these are the better producers farming very productive soils.

## How many bales of alfalfa to cut per acre?

They say there are no dumb questions. So, it can range from 20 square bales (or less) per acre in a bad year in dry country, to 500+ bales in heavy alfalfa in good weather with 4-5 cuttings a year. Your question is as meaningless as my answer.

How much money can you make from a hay farm?

That isn’t a huge amount of money, but remember that is a conservative number on the number of bales you would get per acre. Therefore, there is a definite possibility you could make more based on yield. Also, there is the possibility you could make less. The fluctuation in prices and yield are just part of the game. Deliver vs pick up at barn

### What’s the moisture content of field cured hay?

Field-cured hay is generally harvested at approx. 15-20 % moisture. The moisture content will gradually decrease until an equilibrium is reached, generally between 10 and 14%. Hay treated with preservatives may be harvested at 20- 30+ % moisture.