Common Weights

Approximate Weights of Common Feeds

Weights listed below are approximates. The best rations are developed using actual weights.

Table 1. Hay Lbs./bale
Northeast
Commercially grown and baled
    2 – tie   50 – 60
Farm grown and baled
    2 – tie   35 – 50
Western
    2 – tie   90 – 110
    3 – tie 110 – 135
Flake of hay    2 – 4
Table 2. Grains* Lbs./quart
Barley, whole      1.5
Barley, ground      1.1
Beet pulp      0.7
Corn meal      1.5
Corn & cob meal      1.4
Linseed meal      1.3
Molasses      3.0
Oats, whole      1.0
Oats, ground      0.7
Soybeans, ground      1.4
Wheat, ground      1.7
Pelleted feed, 1/8 dia.      1.7
Pelleted feed, 1/4 dia.      1.4
Sweet feed      1.1
* Pounds per quart weights are provided as quart coffee cans are commonly used for feeding.
Table 3. Volume weights Lbs./bushel Lbs./cu. ft.
Barley
    whole        48       38
    ground        35       28
Beet pulp        19       15
Brewer’s grains
    dried        19       15
    wet        44       35
Corn, shelled
    whole        56       45
    ground        48       38
Corn, ear
    whole        35       28
    ground        45       36
Mixed feed
    meal        33       26
    coarse textured        44       35
    pellet        50       40
Milo, sorghum        56       45
Molasses        96       77
Oats
    whole        32       26
    ground        22       18
Soybeans
    whole        60       48
    meal        54       43
Wheat
    whole        60       48
    ground        54       43
Wheat bran        16       13
Wheat midds        26       21