Tips for Feeding Compressed Bales

  • Always feed by weight not volume.
  • Feed 1.5-2.5% of body weight in forage per day. For a 1000 lb horse, that’s approximately 15-25 lbs per horse per day.
  • Standlee compressed bales weigh approximately 50 lbs per bale, but will vary slightly so always weigh your horse’s forage.
  • Cut bales during the previous feeding to allow for expansion and be sure bale is placed in a large tub, wheelbarrow or something of that nature to keep the forage contained.
  • When you cut and remove the straps from the bale, as an example, you may count approximately 11 flakes. However in this case, after 6-12 hours of expansion, you would then count approximately 22 flakes. You haven’t magically made more hay, it has just expanded into normal flakes.
  • As an example, if you count 22 flakes in the bale (number of flakes may vary), you would divide 50# by 22 flakes and the flakes would average 2.27# each. Using this example, a 1000 lb horse with no other forage should consume around 15-25 pounds per day or 6 to 11 flakes per day (be sure to weigh your horse’s forage).
  • Once you have become accustomed to the expansion of the bale, you will likely not need to cut the bale in advance of feeding the forage, since you will be familiar with the product.

Download the Nutritional Paper PDF

DOWNLOAD PAPER

For any questions, please contact Standlee Premium Products at customerservice@standleeforage.com or 1-800-398-0819.

Due to natural characteristics of forage and low processing, our products are unique by their very nature and products may have some slight variations. SPWF makes every effort to ensure any variance does not affect the quality of the product.

{
  "moduleName": null,
  "globals": {
    "get": {
      "ID": "/nutrition/nutritional-papers/tips-for-feeding-compressed-bales"
    },
    "cookie": {
      "visitorDeviceClass": "desktop",
      "ASP.NET_SessionId": "1usez1c51onhmikgjvywz3mw",
      "ANONID_FS747214": "26.07.2021 13:28:52.644",
      "ANONID747214": "116c3070-056c-4115-acd2-fe71ee65d9e5",
      "VISID747214": "4aa4ec38-13cb-4644-b1e0-07d470730eb5#standleeforage.com#26.07.2021 13:28:52.644"
    },
    "site": {
      "id": 747214,
      "name": "Standlee",
      "host": "standleeforage.com",
      "countryCode": "US",
      "language": "EN",
      "dateNow": "2021-07-26T06:28:52.6599986"
    },
    "visitor": {
      "deviceClass": "desktop",
      "ip": "3.235.185.78",
      "country": "US",
      "city": "Ashburn",
      "userAgent": "CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)",
      "referrer": "/"
    },
    "cart": {
      "cartUrl": "/OrderRetrievev2.aspx?CatalogueID=0"
    },
    "user": {
      "entityId": 0,
      "firstname": "",
      "middleName": "",
      "lastname": "",
      "fullname": "",
      "username": "",
      "email": "",
      "email2": "",
      "email3": "",
      "customerType": {},
      "leadSourceType": {},
      "industryType": {},
      "ratingType": {},
      "isWholesaler": false,
      "isLoggedIn": false
    }
  },
  "page-url": {
    "moduleName": "pageaddress",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": null,
      "parameters": "collection=\"page-url\",template=\"\"",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/pageaddress",
      "objectType": -1,
      "objectId": -1,
      "adminUrl": ""
    },
    "pageUrl": "https://standleeforage.com/nutrition/nutritional-papers/tips-for-feeding-compressed-bales",
    "params": {
      "collection": "page-url",
      "template": ""
    }
  },
  "announcement-bar": {
    "moduleName": "webapps",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": "/Layouts/WebApps/Announcement Bar/list.html",
      "parameters": "id=\"26790\",filter=\"item\",render=\"item\",itemId=\"5131919\",collection=\"announcement-bar\",template=\"\"",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/webapps",
      "objectType": 34,
      "objectId": -1,
      "adminUrl": "/Admin/CustomContent_ItemList.aspx?CustomContentID=-1"
    },
    "pagination": {
      "currentPage": 1,
      "itemsPerPage": 500,
      "numberOfPages": 0,
      "totalItemsCount": 0,
      "previousPageUrl": null,
      "nextPageUrl": null
    },
    "params": {
      "id": "26790",
      "filter": "item",
      "render": "item",
      "itemId": "5131919",
      "collection": "announcement-bar",
      "template": ""
    }
  },
  "menu_0": {
    "moduleName": "menu",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": null,
      "parameters": "version=\"2\",menuID=\"1669188\",moduleTemplateGroup=\"main-nav\"",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/menu",
      "objectType": 21,
      "objectId": 1669188,
      "adminUrl": "/Admin/Menus_Detail.aspx?MenuID=1669188"
    },
    "items": [
      {
        "id": 1335513,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Home",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": ""
      },
      {
        "id": 1335514,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Products",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/products",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1335515,
            "parentId": 1335514,
            "label": "All Products",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/products",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335539,
            "parentId": 1335514,
            "label": "For Horses",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/products/horse",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335548,
            "parentId": 1335514,
            "label": "For Other Livestock",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/products/livestock",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335550,
            "parentId": 1335514,
            "label": "For Small Animals",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/products/small-animal",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335552,
            "parentId": 1335514,
            "label": "For Poultry",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/products/poultry",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id": 1344018,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Why Standlee?",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/why-standlee",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1344028,
            "parentId": 1344018,
            "label": "Study Overview",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/why-standlee",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1344029,
            "parentId": 1344018,
            "label": "Grown For Quality",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/why-standlee/quality",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1344030,
            "parentId": 1344018,
            "label": "Grown For Defense",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/why-standlee/defense",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1344031,
            "parentId": 1344018,
            "label": "Grown For Consistency",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/why-standlee/consistency",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1344032,
            "parentId": 1344018,
            "label": "Grown For Preference",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/why-standlee/preference",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id": 1335555,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Nutrition",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/nutrition",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1335556,
            "parentId": 1335555,
            "label": "Nutrition Overview",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/nutrition",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335560,
            "parentId": 1335555,
            "label": "Feeding Instructions",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/nutrition/feeding-instructions",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335562,
            "parentId": 1335555,
            "label": "Nutritional Resources",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/nutrition/nutritional-resources",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id": 1343867,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Tools",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/tools/feed-calculator",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1335559,
            "parentId": 1343867,
            "label": "Feed Calculator",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/tools/feed-calculator",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1343869,
            "parentId": 1343867,
            "label": "Forage Finder",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/tools/forage-finder",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1343868,
            "parentId": 1343867,
            "label": "Store Locator",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/tools/store-locator",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id": 1335588,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Coupons",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/coupons",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": ""
      },
      {
        "id": 1340258,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Blog",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/standlee-barn-bulletin",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": ""
      },
      {
        "id": 1344019,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Podcast",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/podcast",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": ""
      },
      {
        "id": 1335589,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Company",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/company",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1335590,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Company Overview",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1342742,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Mission, Vision & Values",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/company-mission-vision-values",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335598,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "News",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/news",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335599,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "History",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/history",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335600,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Executive Team",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/executive-team",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1343870,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Standlee Experts",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/standlee-experts",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335601,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Careers",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/careers",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335604,
            "parentId": 1335589,
            "label": "Contact Us",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/company/contact-us",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id": 1335623,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "International",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/international",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": ""
      },
      {
        "id": 1343206,
        "parentId": -1,
        "label": "Customer Service",
        "tooltip": "",
        "url": "/customer-service",
        "targetFrame": "",
        "image": "",
        "imageOver": "",
        "imageSelected": "",
        "idName": "",
        "css": "has-dropdown",
        "cssOver": "",
        "cssSelected": "",
        "width": "",
        "height": "",
        "items": [
          {
            "id": 1343207,
            "parentId": 1343206,
            "label": "Contact Customer Service",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/customer-service",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          },
          {
            "id": 1335626,
            "parentId": 1343206,
            "label": "FAQs",
            "tooltip": "",
            "url": "/customer-service/faqs",
            "targetFrame": "",
            "image": "",
            "imageOver": "",
            "imageSelected": "",
            "idName": "",
            "css": "",
            "cssOver": "",
            "cssSelected": "",
            "width": "",
            "height": ""
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "menuId": 1669188,
    "params": {
      "version": "2",
      "menuID": "1669188",
      "moduleTemplateGroup": "main-nav"
    }
  },
  "contentholder_5": {
    "moduleName": "contentholder",
    "moduleDescriptor": {
      "templatePath": "/_System/ContentHolders/Sharing Tools.html",
      "parameters": "name=\"Sharing Tools\"",
      "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/contentholder",
      "objectType": 19,
      "objectId": 520708,
      "adminUrl": "/Admin/ContentHolders_Detail.aspx?ContentHolderID=520708"
    },
    "editableFieldTypes": {
      "id": "Id",
      "content": "Html"
    },
    "id": 520708,
    "name": "Sharing Tools",
    "content": "
\r\n

Share:

\r\n \r\n
\r\n
", "params": { "name": "Sharing Tools" } }, "footer-nav": { "moduleName": "menu", "moduleDescriptor": { "templatePath": null, "parameters": "version=\"2\",menuID=\"1669213\",collection=\"footer-nav\",template=\"\"", "apiEndpoint": "/api/v3/menu", "objectType": 21, "objectId": 1669213, "adminUrl": "/Admin/Menus_Detail.aspx?MenuID=1669213" }, "items": [ { "id": 1335649, "parentId": -1, "label": "Dealer Portal", "tooltip": "", "url": "/dealers/login", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 1342736, "parentId": -1, "label": "Careers", "tooltip": "", "url": "/company/careers", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 1335650, "parentId": -1, "label": "Contact Us", "tooltip": "", "url": "/company/contact-us", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 1335652, "parentId": -1, "label": "Legal", "tooltip": "", "url": "/policy/legal", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" }, { "id": 1335653, "parentId": -1, "label": "Privacy Policy", "tooltip": "", "url": "/policy/privacy", "targetFrame": "", "image": "", "imageOver": "", "imageSelected": "", "idName": "", "css": "", "cssOver": "", "cssSelected": "", "width": "", "height": "" } ], "menuId": 1669213, "params": { "version": "2", "menuID": "1669213", "collection": "footer-nav", "template": "" } } }