Respected Keith farmer, Rodney Lush, says, “We’d been cutting hay and storing it outside for many years, with annual losses of at least 25 percent once we get through to autumn.”
“We are looking to preserve the quality of the hay so that if we have surplus, we can sell it. We retain enough to get us through and keep a bit up our sleeve.
When it came to designing and constructing his new sheds, Rodney says, “My main concern was strength, then getting the openings right so we didn’t have half a bay that we couldn’t access with a tractor or a bale of hay.”
Wanting to get 3 bales per bay, Grant Sheds suggested 8.1m wide bays and front columns made of heavy-duty universal beam that are very tough and unlikely to get damaged if hit by a reversing tractor. Bale bumpers on the rear wall help avoid wall iron damage when moving bales.
“The service from Grant Sheds was excellent, always only a phone call away… the guidance getting me through the design process to the delivery and erection, was terrific. I tend to work on the philosophy that you see and remember strength and quality longer than price. We’re building for the long term – that’s why we built two Grant Sheds hay sheds in two years.”
For more information or to seek advice on your new hay shed, contact Grant Sheds on Freecall 1800 088 528 or visit www.GrantSheds.com.au/hay-sheds
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Photo: Respected Keith farmer, Rodney Lush says his previous 25% annual hay loss issues have been resolved with the building of two new Grant Sheds hay sheds. He stands here in front of his 12m x 24.3m x 6.3m open fronted hay shed.
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