end of 2020 we had a pole barn put up(30x30). there are three sections, one for the horse, second for goats and hay and third for tractor. my hay is molding and it hasnt even been very long....
we have gutters on the building. moisture barrier on the roof, plywood the walls.
its from the outside of the bales. i bought 100 bales this summer to get me thru as hay prices are going up. but i am wasting alot of it due to mold. smoky dusty horrible mold. the hay is in the middle of the pole barn,horse on the left, with plywood, panel divider and she also has a run in area so its open. the tractor side has a garage door which i leave open during the day. on pallets. so far the bottom bales havent been moldy or the bales that were in the inside so it must be from the air? i dont tarp it and its a good foot from the walls.hay is not cheap.
what do i do? i am down to 4 bales and plan to get some this weekend if it doesnt rain. how do i clean the ground of the mold? its gravel, i wash the pallets.
i also have a buck shed, so excited to get it built so i can have hay by them and dont have to haul it in my car twice a day. well its worse, black mold not usable at all. wood shed with a metal roof with plastic for a barrier. i put the hay on pallets too and the floor in linoleum. there is open space on the top area for flow but had to block the window due to rain hitting it. there is no gutter but the building is a good two feet off the ground. i only had 10-15 bales at a time in there. luckily the hay guy will take it for his cows and give me 1/2 the price back per bale. but it shouldnt be molding this bad. its not like hay has been siting for months and months. and its not warm out so its not getting super hot in the building.
i dont have power to any buildings but someone suggested a fan.?
i live by the coast so its humid. any ideas on using salt?
if i cant fix this then im going to have to cut my herd in half due to how hard it is to find hay in the next few months and price increases.