If the square bale weighed around 55 lbs. and the round bale weighed around 1,500 lbs., there would be approximately 27 square bales in the round bale. Factors like weight and size of the concerned bales influence the number of square bales that can fit into a round bale.
Relative moisture content, size and density of bales are considered during packaging of hay for transportation. Since hay is a cheap product, a high transportation cost can cause loss or hardly any profit. The lower the transportation cost, the higher the profit. Each kind of hay packaging has its pros and cons. For example, loading, unloading and stacking small square bales can take up a lot of energy. Large or medium square bales can be stacked easily.