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What Size Hay Shed Do I Need?

If you are wondering what size hay shed you need to store all your hay bales, here is a handy guide.

1,000 bales

Options for storing 1,000 bales of hay include

  • 32m(L) x 18m(W) x 6m(H) – 1,008 bales
  • 40m(L) x 15m(W) x 6m(H) – 1080 bales
  • 24m(L) x 18m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 1008 bales
  • 32m(L) x 15m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 1150 bales

2,000 bales

Options for storing 2,000 bales of hay include

  • 48m(L) x 24m(W) x 6m(H) – 2050 bales
  • 40m(L) x 27m(W) x 6m(H) – 1890 bales
  • 40m(L) x 24m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 2250 bales
  • 40m(L) x 21m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 2,040 bales

2,500 bales

Options for storing 2,500 bales of hay include

  • 48m(L) x 21m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 2450 bales
  • 40m(L) x 27m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 2520 bales

3,500 bales

Options for storing 3,500 bales of hay include

  • 56m(L) x 27m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 3520 bales
  • 64m(L) x 24m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 3650 bales
  • 72m(L) x 21m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 3,670 bales

4,500 bales

Options for storing 4,500 bales of hay include

  • 64m(L) x 30m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 4410 bales
  • 72m(L) x 27m(L) x 7.5m(H) – 4540 bales
  • 80m(L) x 24m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 4560 bales
  • 88m(L) x 21m(W) x 7.5m(H) – 4490 bales

Our team is more than happy to look at all your options and work out what size is most cost-effective and practical – as well as providing a cost per bale figure to help you with your comparisons.

If you aren’t sure what size hay shed will work best for you, talk to a building consultant on 1800 68 78 88.

Useful links

What bay spacing is best for my hay shed?

The most cost-effective and practical bay spacing for hay sheds is between 8m (26’) and 8.5m (28’).

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How high does my shed need to be?

The height of a hay shed is mainly governed by the capacity of the equipment that the farmer uses to load/unload their shed


The latest hay shed guide

Our hay shed brochure includes the latest case studies, projects, tips, and suggestions. Download a copy for more ideas for your hay shed project.

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