hay shed with canopy

Featured Project – A 24 Metre Span Hay Shed

Current hay shed trends include bigger bay spacings and cantilevered canopies, and this hay storage shed completed in early 2021 has both.

24 metre span hay storage shed

Size: 49.5m x 24m x 8m 

Location: Sea Lake, VIC

Features: Features of the hay storage shed include a canopy and wider than standard bays. 

  • The 6-metre cantilevered canopy provides extra protection from the prevailing weather, as well as extra storage area.
  • The shed stores an impressive 3,300 big square bales undercover (including under the canopy area)! 
  • Bay spacings of 8.25 metres rather than the standard 8 metres make loading and unloading easier. The wider bays also provide more room to access and test bales.

Project Photo Gallery

Click through the photo gallery below to see the hay shed project in more detail. 

Browse our latest projects gallery to view more farm sheds like this project.

Hay Shed Resources

Here is a selection of hay storage and hay shed related resources from our Learning Hub.

How Do I Keep Mice Out Of My Shed?

If you store fodder or your farm machinery in a shed (as you should), you have no doubt asked at some point; How do I keep mice out of my shed?

Mice can wreak havoc in sheds, damaging machinery wires, contaminating hay and creating fire risks.  Here’s what you can do about it.

Hay Storage Calculator

If you aren’t sure what size your new hay shed needs to be, use our handy hay shed calculator to find out the best shed size for your hay storage.

Access the calculator here and simply fill out the details to find out. 


What Is The Best Way To Stack Hay?

The best way to stack hay in your hay shed is to stack it safely by choosing the right stack formation and only stacking your hay bales as high as your equipment allows. Learn more about stacking hay safely in this article, here. 

Hay Shed Guide

Our latest hay shed brochure, the hay shed guide, includes project examples, design ideas and best practice hay storage suggestions. 

Download your copy, here. 

Can I Claim My Hay Shed As A Tax Deduction?

The instant asset write-off incentive is still available for fodder storage assets. Talk to your accountant to find out if you and your asset are elibible. You can learn about some of the requirements, here

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