How long can you store hay pellets?
Someone I know has gotten rid of their horses. If the pasture comes back decent next year, he has said he will hay it and give me all the hay I want. As we talked and he was reminded of my old girl (estimated approaching 30 and starting to have trouble chewing long stem hay), he said he knows a dairy farmer that makes his own hay pellets. He said he would see about giving the farmer whatever hay I don't need in exchange for processing some of mine into pellets.
If the planets align and this guy knows how to cut/bale hay and the dairy farmer would agree to process some into pellets for me (and knows what he's doing as well), how long do you think I could store the pellets? I have no idea if this farmer would bag them or what at this point....just toying with the idea. I will be able to keep them high and dry.
This guy has mentioned several times about moving out of the area in the next couple of yrs. So part of me wants to sock away everything I can since it would be essentially free.
Thoughts? Questions? Any questions I should remember to ask next year if the farmer agrees to make pellets for me?