1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Plastic Hats Keep Big Bales Dry
High rainfall in Ireland makes outside storage of bales difficult but farmers have started stacking bales on end and covering the top end of the top bale with a plastic cap.
A piece of poly is tied over the top of the bale with a turn or two of twine. Rain then runs down the sides of the bales with little damage to the hay or straw inside. Some farmers who've tried the idea suggest putting a bit of barnyard "muck" on top of the plastic in order to keep it from ripping off in the wind.
(PRACTICAL FARM IDEAS, P.O. Box 1, Whitland, Dyfed SA340H2 United Kingdom)
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