This article describes a bale-wrapping decision tool designed for use by Extension educators, lenders, and beef cattle producers. Use of bale-wrapping machines reduces storage losses and increases nutritional content of stored forages. This software tool allows users to estimate costs of production associated with purchase of a bale-wrapping machine and how the purchase decision affects the potential cost savings for the cattle operation. It is available to interested users in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
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Pruitt, J., & Lacy, R. (2014). Baleage Decision Tool for Beef Cattle Producers. The Journal of Extension, 52(3), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.03.14