The heavier bales are not damper, just heavier. If haylage is too dry it moulds.Agreed, but the horse buyers tend to want the lighter bales that are basically damp hay rather than the more whiffy and damper stuff that offends their sense of smell.
Definitely quicker and more cost effective to make the heavier two day stuff that has only been tedded two or three times.
But if the equine buyers say ‘nitto’ you are then left with cattle quality stuff that you can’t really ask more than £30 a bale for without a plethora of cloth capped horny handed sons of the soil clambering into their Toyota pick ups, and leaving the yard quicker than Usain Bolt on his way to the carzi with a severe case of the two bob bits.
Just saying it how it is.