Hay Covers for Fall Triticale and Rye: Keep Those Protein Rich Bales Safe!

Posted by CanopiesAnd Tarps on Oct 8th 2015

Fall forage time is upon us. Which season extending crops will you be planting and harvesting? Many people we know will be planting or harvesting triticale and rye. The first is a high-yielding, self-pollinating, wheat hybrid known for its percentage of crude protein. As for the second foraging crop weve mentioned, most people are already familiar with it. It generally has a lot of digestible protein and nutrients too.

Because they are so rich in protein, it is important to properly protect them with hay covers. Also known as hay tarps, we have both discount and Performer types. The first type of hay cover (discount) is crafted out of high density, laminated, silver poly. The waterproof material is 14 mil and will also help keep fungus away from the triticale and rye. Finished sizes range from a little over 7 feet in length to slightly over 39 feet and customization is possible.

In comparison, the Performer types are customarily thicker (17 mil) and do not have grommet holes. Theyre outfitted with internal sleeves instead. As such, they are traditionally used with pole barn style setups. And unlike some companies, the ones we sell come complete with J-hooks, PVC poles and fasteners that match the sleeves. So when checking out, customers dont have to feel like theyre being fleeced over every little hay storage component.

Finished sizes in the Performer series generally begin with hay covers that are more than 13 feet long. The largest, finished size that we usually have on hand and ready to ship is over 71 feet long. Square and round shapes are typically available with or without curtains. For the best protection of triticale and rye bales, wed recommend choosing ones with curtains. To learn more about keeping rye and triticale bales safe until spring, please contact us.