Weight of hay bales

(wet weights/as fed weights)

Source: http://dairypastureconsumptioncalculator.com.au/help/typical-bale-weights (opens in a new window)

Hay

Bale Shape Bale size Weight (as fed, t) Dry Matter (%) Dry weight (t DM)
Round 4×4 0.25 85 0.21
Round 5×4 0.35 85 0.30
Round 5×6 0.50 85 0.43
Square 8x3x3 0.30 85 0.26
Square 8x4x5 0.60 85 0.51
Square 8x4x4 0.75 85 0.64
   Small Squares  0.025 85 0.02

Silage

Bale shape Bale size Weight (as fed, t) Dry Matter (%) Dry weight (t DM)
Round 4×4 0.60 40 0.24
Round 5×4 0.75 40 0.30
1 cubic metre (wilted) 0.58 30 0.17
1 cubic metre (direct cut) 0.83 18 0.15
1 cubic metre maize silage 0.5 35 0.18