Do you know what the difference is between hay bales and straw bales? Most people think that they are the same thing, however there is a difference.
What are Hay Bales?
Hay bales are basically animal fodder used to feed animals such as sheep, goats, cattle and horses when the pastures are lean and food is scarce. Hay is cut while still alive and there is still grain on the plant.
What are Straw Bales?
Straw bales are stalks that have no grains. Once all of the grain is gathered, the stalks are left standing and they die. When they are dead, without any moisture, they are cut, grazed and baled. Straw bales are used for several purposes, including animal bedding, home construction, erosion control and as insulation material. Straw bales are a great eco-friendly natural building material, which is growing in popularity around the world.