The right baler can increase the carrying capacity of your farm per acre; more efficiency equals less wasted fertilizer and lower costs of production.
What is a farms carrying capacity?
“Carrying capacity describes the number of grazing animals a management unit is able to support without depleting rangeland vegetation or soil resources.” (globalrangelands.org)
So, how can a baler do this for your farm?
Some balers, like the Mchale V6 chopper balers and now the V8 Chopper Balers, are famous for efficiency.
We have now introduced the all new V8 Series of McHale balers, with all of the hay eating and processing factors of its little brother, but in a larger diameter package (6’3”) and the ability to make an even tighter bale!
In what ways are McHale V8 balers more efficient than other balers?
1.They pack more hay into a bale. The more hay you have for a given size of bale the less oxygen there is and less mold will occur, it will also shed water better even if it’s not wrapped.
2.Chopping balers create less waste. Since you can determine your desired chop length,your cattle doesn’t have to work as hard to chew the hay. Long stem hay creates waste because a lot falls on the ground when cattle eat it. It also makes other processes run better like a TMR mixer because the bale is already chopped, so it takes less time to grind it with other ingredients in your TMR mixer.
3.They make your hay stay fresher longer. Tightly packed bales means cattle will want to eat it as opposed to loose bales. Looser bales have more decay which cattle don’t like.
4.They use less fuel. McHale Balers are 15 seconds faster than other balers. While 15 seconds might not seem like much, that’s a quarter of an hour, a quarter of your day that will be saved in time and fuel!
Think a chopper baler might be right for you? Check out more info below!