kingpin, I just returned from a clinic and the importance of weighing hay was stressed. I weigh our boys' hay, but we only have two so it's not a huge deal. I've been using a baby scale that was mine when I was an infant (100 years ago) , and would like to find an easier type.
I just got a catalog from them: www.FarmTek.com I haven't looked to see if there are scales advertised. I go by how it feels in my arms (probably not the best way), but after a while you kinda get the feel.
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I use a scale for fish. The type fishermen use to weigh the fish at the pond or on the beach. It cost about $7 at Walmart. I've had mine for about 5 years. works great! I put the hay in a big bag and then weigh the bag.
Hope this helps
I have a scale I bought at an antique store. It's metal, has a big dial on the front, goes up to 30 lbs and I use it to weigh the flakes. I found out that my hay runs about 3 lbs a flake consistently +/- a few ounces. I paid $15 for it.
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