One of the great things about pole barns is the versatility. They can provide reliable storage for all types of items and materials. Are your thinking about storing hay in a pole barn? Read on for tips from our barn experts.

Proper Hay Storage

If you make your living farming, you know the importance of hay storage. Hay must be kept dry and protected from the elements.

Pole barns are excellent storage buildings for hay, feed and grain. These are materials that need to be stored in dry, well-ventilated areas. Too much moisture and bad weather conditions can ruin improperly stored hay. This can result in a loss of time and money.

It goes beyond economic reasons. Improperly stored hay can also impact the health of animals on the farm. Snow and ice during the winter months can cause bacteria to form in the hay. Hay that is left uncovered can lose much of its nutrients, which also negatively impacts the animals. The hay will then need to be replaced, resulting in more lost money.

Do You Sell Hay?

A pole barn is also helpful if you are storing hay for the purpose of selling the it. Storing hay in a pole barn means the hay should be easily accessible, a must if there is a fast turnaround time between growing, storing and selling the hay. If this is the case, you may want to position your pole barn in a location that is easily accessible for many different types of vehicles.

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