Why do farmers have hay bales in fields?
Often, it?s just farmers being lazy, after harvesting a field, they like to take some rest and finish off in a few days. Rolled to store on the land, these hay bales stay in the field for longer than anticipated and provide forage for grazing animals in the winter.
Why do farmers leave hay bales in the field in winter?
Storing bales reduces the number of exposed surfaces and can reduce losses, especially if shelter can be provided. Once the bales have cooled, the bales can be taken to the feed yard and stacked. Unless the bales are used for bale grazing, leaving that hay out in the fields until freeze-up can prove expensive.
What is the point of hay bales?
Hay is usually gathered up into bales, and stored for the animals to eat during the winter when the grass is not growing. In many parts of the world, farmers depend on hay to feed their cattle, sheep, or horses during the long winter period.
Why are there hay bales in ditches?
Lesser highways & roads us farmers often make the hay for cattle or horses along the road ditches. In my region the roads were generally a right of way or easement taken from the farmer, and the farmer ?controls? the grass running along his property ? he can bale it or allow someone else to bale it.
Is hay just dried grass?
Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut and dried to be stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for large grazing animals raised as livestock, such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. However, it is also fed to smaller domesticated animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
How long will a round bale last outside?
One round bale lasts about 8-10 days using our regular round bale hay net with 1.75? holes. Without a net, a bale lasts approximately 5-6 days and half of it is wasted. Once the hay hits the ground, it gets urinated and defecated on or they use it as a bed and refuse to eat it.
What?s the difference between hay and grass?
Hay is a grass or can be a form of grass. When referring to it as a form of grass, it is a cut grass that has been cut then dried for the purpose of becoming an animal feed or food. Hay is a common food commodity for livestock owners who raise horses, cattle, sheep and goats.
What can I do with old round hay bales?
Uses for Old or Spoiled Hay
Build a hay or straw bale garden. Use the bales like bricks to build a compost pile. Mulch your garden. Use the bales as seats for an outdoor event such as Calgary Stampede, a country wedding, picnic or BBQ.
Why do they put straw on the side of the road?
McCray Coates, storm water services manager for the city of Asheville, said the ropes are indeed called ?straw wattles.? ?These are used as an erosion control device,? Coates said. ?These wattles are effective in preventing off-site sedimentation. They are also very environmentally friendly.?
Why do farmers use large round bales of hay?
Farmers often bale hay in large round bales instead of small square bales because they require less labor to bale and move than small square bales. The shape of round bales enables them to be stored outside, something you would never do with square bales. Rain and snow naturally run off their curved sides, like a roof.
What is the purpose of a hay roll?
Hay rolls are enormous round bales of hay. They?re a compact way of storing a lot of hay, with a lot less human exertion involved. They shed rain water better than either small or large square (rectangular) bales, if they?re left outdoors without cover.
Why are Hays rolls left in empty fields?
The reason they are in empty fields is that because of their good keeping qualities, you can bale them up and then just leave them where the baler spat them out until you need them ? so reduces handling and storage.
How does moisture affect the temperature of hay?
Basically, the higher the moisture content, the longer a bale will remain at a higher temperature. For example, a bale with 30% moisture content may have higher interior bale temperature for up to 40 days. When thermophilic bacteria are present, they multiply and produce heat, which can raise interior bale temperature to over 170øF.
What are the two valves on a towel radiator for?
One valve accounts for the amount of hot water that enters the radiator. The other valve, referred to as the lockshield valve, balances the system by regulating how much heat the radiator gives off.
Can you fit a towel radiator to existing valves?
You can fit them in the same way as a standard radiator. Simply turn off your heating, then isolate your old radiator by shutting off the valves on either side before removing it from the wall. Your new towel radiator will be connected to the existing pipework.
How do I know what radiator valves I need?
Side connections with pipes coming up from the floor = you need ?angled? valves. Underside connections with pipes coming up from the floor = you need ?straight? valves. Side connections with pipes coming out of the wall = you may choose between ?angled? or ?corner? valves.
Where is the valve on my towel radiator?
Find the towel radiator bleed valve. It tends to be at the top of the towel rail but is sometimes at the back. The screws are generally hexagonal or square. Also, many of them have a slot across the front so you can use a slotted screwdriver if a radiator key isn?t available.
Should both valves be open on a radiator?
You should open both of the valves on all of your system?s radiator when you are starting the radiator balancing process. You will most likely need to use pliers to open the lockshield valve. Once this is done your radiator system should be fully balanced and your radiators should heat up evenly and efficiently.
Do towel radiators need valves?
In theory, it?s completely possible to install a thermostatic radiator valve on a heated towel rail and in theory the process would be the same exactly as described above. However, it?s always recommended to have at least one radiator in your home to have manual valves, without a TRV.
Can a towel rail replace a radiator?
Can I replace a radiator with a heated towel rail?
Yes. Heated towel rails plumb straight into your water system, just like a normal radiator and they warm up when your central heating is running. Heated towel rails are absolutely ideal for bathrooms which are short on space such as en suites or a downstairs toilet.
Do all radiator valves fit all radiators?
In fact, some radiator valves just won?t be compatible at all and others can?t be used with certain radiators because of size, shape and design.
Which side of a radiator does the thermostat go?
Many modern homes will have TRVs ? Thermostatic Radiator Valves ? attached to most of the radiators on the opposite side from the lockshield valves. A TRV should always be fitted to the inlet on the radiator and the LSV to the outlet.
What kind of valve do I need for towel rail?
There are two main types of heated towel rail valves. Straight valves should be used when the inlets are at the bottom of the towel rail and the pipes are protruding from the floor. Angled valves will be needed if the water needs to be diverted at a 90-degree angle.
Where are the heated towel rails located on a radiator?
Heated towel rails work in the same way as radiators. So, to find out which valves you need for your towel radiator follow the same three steps we mentioned earlier. Most heated towel rail inlets are located underneath the rail at the bottom on each side. But, make sure to double-check before you pick your valves. Ready To Pick Your Valves?
Can a towel radiator be on without a zone valve?
The towel radiator could be on without the heating but it would need to be teed off before the zone valves. This would mean it would work with both the heating and water circuits independently. EC1414 likes this.
How is dual fuel chrome angled towel radiator valve rated?
Dual Fuel Chrome Angled Towel Radiator Valve 15mm x «? 2 Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 . Add to saved list? These reviews are managed by Bazaarvoice and comply with the Bazaarvoice Authenticity Policy, which is supported by anti-fraud technology and human analysis.