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Forage Packaging Options

Calaway Trading is an agricultural commodity exporter offering a variety of forage and non-forage products customized with your packaging requirements.

Single Compressed

  • Bales loaded directly into containers
  • Non-compressed 3x4 big bales
  • Non-compressed 3-tie bales
    • Flakes better with more intact leaves resulting in less dust
Single Compressed Bales Loading Container, IA West Studios

Double Compressed

  • Four key sections work jointly to automatically package the compressed bales into blocks with straps, wrap-pack, or a combination for increased efficiency and ease of container loading
  • Accepts 3x4 or 4x4 big bales or standard 3-tie bales
  • Half-Cut achieved by cutting full bale in half. Convenient when lighter and smaller bales are required
  • Full Bale: Approximately 448 bales per 40' high-cube container
  • Half-Cut: Approximately 896 bales per 40' high-cube container
Full Bale (60 kg) Bale Example Half-Cut (30 kg) Bale Example
Full Bale
24"H x 20"W x 17"D
(55-60 KG)
12"H x 20"W x 17"D
(25-30 KG)


  • Achieves maximum allowable container capacity with benefits of improved storage, handling, ease of container loading, and adjustable fiber lengths of 6" to 12"
  • Accepts 3x4 or 4x4 big bales with multiple quality control locations
  • Sliced hay is pressed into a 430-460 kg bales


  • Big Bale 4-cut makes flaking and machine mixing easier
  • Sleeves include company logo for ease of differentiation
  • Approximately 56-60 bales per 40' high-cube container
Big Bale Sleeve (430 kg) Bale Example Big Bale Sleeve (430 kg) Bale Example
Big Bale
30"H x 45"W x 45"D
Mag Bale
34"H x 47"W x 42"D
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