Tanner Farms, a premier horse hay supplier, knows hay is best when stored indoors. According to University of Kentucky's Assistant Extension Professor Erin G. Wilkerson, Ph.D., P.E. in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, when hay bales are stored outside, they lose 35% more matter than if they were stored indoors.
This means when Tristan, at Tanner Farms, stored his quality horse hay inside he began saving an estimated $10 per ton in hay costs.
This hay barn features:
- 18’ high side walls
- Side-lites in side walls
- 18’x20’ split sliding doors at each gable
- 6,000 sq. ft. of floor space
- 100,000 cubic ft. of floor to ceiling hay storage space
This hay barn benefits Tanner Farms by:
- Providing proper drainage
- Granting tractor access with room to turn
- Ensuring doors open away from the wind
- Providing adequate sizing for hay
- Keeping the building grounded even during heavy winds
- Providing proper ventilation for hay
“You have a great crew, working diligently in the cold weather and making a lot of progress in a short time." -Tristan Z., Tanner Farms; Green Spring, WV