£7.99 for small bale hay.
Was under £5 last year from same supplier.
Very good quality, I'm feeding my guinea pigs it too (and they are extremely discerning!)
Has not been always been easy to get supplies, from them or my other contacts.
I feed it as 'extra' in the evenings - livery ration is gone by late afternoon. So a bale does me about 8-10 days.
Can only get about 8 - 10 bales per delivery as have to pop them in my wheelbarrow in batches & push them up a hill to my garden shed to store! Ain't easy!
Keep some chaffs and hay blocks too in case I ever have problems getting hold of supplies.
I've recently moved and had to source a new hay supplier, he charges 3.75 per small bale delivered, I can only store about 20 bales so I'm not getting loads each one. I was paying more at my previous yard where the hay quality was variable and he was delivering to about 20 people!
£4 for small bales, beautiful stuff and really heavy, there wouldn't be too many to a tonne.
As a matter of interest, how many do you allow per horse (big 16hh+) living out, for the winter? I used to allow 50 but this year I upped it for fear of running out in late winter. One good doer one poor doer so average out as the average horse lol, both retired
im really spoilt, my yard is at a gorgeous farm, and we get our hay at £2.50 a bale, and that's put on our own pallet as we need it. Or we can have unlimited haylage at £1.00 a day. and its lovely haylage.
Flipping heck you lot are so lucky. I'm paying £40 for a large round bale of meadow hay in Warwickshire area. It is nice hay but not coated in gold. Annoyingly the last one was wrapped wrong, had most of the hay then the white mesh around it, then more layers, then more mesh, then another one layer of hay and another layer and a half of white mesh. Try sorting that lot out in a dark barn when the hay is laid on its side! Bl~*dy nightmare!
Its when you pack your nets and you hear the distinctive 'twang' of a piece of fine mesh in your hay net that you know you are in trouble and have to sieve through it.