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Hay Barns; The Benefits and What We Offer

Hay Barns; The Benefits and What We Offer

As a horse owner, it goes without saying that you want to give your horse the best quality hay possible and therefore hay barns are so important. Whether you grow your own or purchase in bulk, maintaining the quality of your hay is important. Hay barns offer an effective storage solution that helps keep your hay dry and nutritious.

The quality of hay can be easily affected. As soon as it is cut, hay starts to lose its nutritious value and it can be badly affected by moisture, temperature and time. Moulds and bacteria can commonly thrive in badly stored hay. Taking steps by installing a hay barn and learning the most effective storage methods can make sure you are looking after your hay and ensuring the good health of your horse simultaneously.

The Benefits of Hay Barns

Effective hay storage indoors is more accessible, and maintains a higher quality then outdoor stored hay. Storing your hay effectively in a barn can make a big difference. By taking the time to assess your hay storage situation and making the necessary adjustments, you can help prevent hay damage, loss or reduced quality. Additionally, you will also save time and money, along with having horses that are healthy and happier. Hay barns also offer the following benefits:

  • Maintaining the quality of the hay.
  • Reduced condensation, bacteria or mould.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Cost effective.
  • Effective ventilation.
  • Cleaner and drier environment.

Hay Storage with Prime Stables

Here at Prime Stables, we construct effective hay barns specific to your requirements. Our hay barns are produced in an extremely efficient way, using wood that is environmentally friendly. Our hay barns are designed specifically to be easy to keep clean and well organised, ensuring your hay is stored in a hygienic barn.

The decision to purchase a hay barn may seem like a daunting task but Prime Stables make the process as easy as possible. We have a selection of hay barns to choose from and our custom designs allow our customers a choice of designing, engineering and installation options. Owning a Prime Stables hay barn will offer you peace of mind that your hay is safely and effectively stored, protected from the changeable weather.

Our Hay Barns at Prime Stables

At Prime Stables, we offer a selection of hay barns that can be supplied free standing or incorporated within your stable block. We offer a variety of sizes, which can be fitted with a pair of our barn doors, so you are sure to find something to suit your requirements. The hay barns we offer are as follows:

Large Storage Building

  • 5 metres wide x 6.5 metres deep
  • Small overhang at the front for additional shelter
  • Black Onduline roof with a galvanised ridge. However, alternative roof finishes are available.
  • Price is sent upon request.

Hay Barn: Felt Shingle Roof

  • 5 metres x 2.4 metres
  • 9 metre overhang for extra protection from the weather
  • Includes a set of our 2.1-metre-wide barn doors
  • The roof is made from Dual Brown Felt Shingles

Hay Barn with Open Fronted Store

  • This haybarn and store are both 3.6 metres wide and are incorporated within an L shaped stable block.
  • The overhang has been extended to 1.5 metres deep, which includes support posts and curved angle braces.
  • The roof is black Onduline with a galvanised ridge.

Corner Hay Barn

  • 6 metres x 3.6 metres
  • Built to be situated at the end of a row of three stables.
  • Include our 2.1 metre barn doors
  • The roof is black Onduline with a galvanised ridge.

Our Tips for Effective Hay Storage

Once you have purchased your hay barn, or if you already have one, the following are our tips for effective hay storage:

  • Keep the hay off the floor to encourage airflow.
  • Stack hay for maximum airflow.
  • Rodent-proof the area
  • Reduce the fire risk by storing hay at proper moisture levels, which should be no more than 18%.
  • Use the older hay first

Contact Us Today

I hope this article has been informative and has taught you a little bit more about hay barns, their benefits and the selection we offer. If you are interested in purchasing a hay barn, or would simply like to ask further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Prime Stables today. Our friendly team of staff would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.