East Texas Ag News: Measuring bales of hay

East Texas Ag News: Measuring bales of hay

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Have you ever wondered exactly how big a bale of hay actually is? Buying and selling hay is often a difficult endeavor.

When you look at a four-by-five bale of hay, it rolls out the back of the hay baler four feet wide. Once on the ground, you can walk up to it with a tape measure and should find the round end of the bale to be close to 60-inches or five feet tall.

Bales can be four-by-four, five-by-five, five-by-six, and other varieties. But the volume of a five-by-six bale is three times that of a four-by-four.

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