Posted on: 2018-03-09
Are you still undecided on the best way to protect your hay against humidity or extreme weather disturbance? If you are making choices between hay tarps or sheds, let me give you further explanation on both options to help you come up with an effective hay coverage solution.
Hay tarps are made from various materials like plastic, vinyl and polyethylene. Vinyl and polyethylene are a bit expensive as compared to plastic, but can be reused and transported easily. Aside from that, hay tarpaulins made from polyethylene are designed to be efficient in preventing condensation to take place.
Hay sheds is another option to protect hay against external elements that could cause spoilage such as too much humidity. Hay sheds or commonly referred as barns require building of structures that are fully enclosed. This type of storage solution assures decrease in hay losses for up to 5 percent as compared to temporary sheltering solutions. A well-built hay shed or barn can offer a more secured environment, especially if you will be using it for the storage of your farm equipment units and tools. The cost of building a standard size of shed or barn can be very expensive, but can be considered a long-term investment if you will assess the potential loss of not protecting your hay against destructive elements.