how much volume is in a 50lb bag of feed

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  1. ShadyGirl82

    ShadyGirl82 Senior Member+

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    I need to know how many ounces of feed are in a 50lb bag of pellet feed...

    or if anyone knows how many gallons a 50lb bag of pelleted feed is...


    thanks!
     
  2. Heavenly Jumper

    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on the dimensions of the bag...unless you are trying to convert pounds into ounces of weight...
     
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    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    Depends all on the size of pellets.

    While a 50 lb bag of oats fit perfectly in my 30 gallon trash can, my 50 lb bag of pellets leaves some left over

    So you have to go by item size as well.
     
  4. ShadyGirl82

    ShadyGirl82 Senior Member+

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    well, all pelleted feeds are about the same size (average)
    and what im actually trying to do is see how many feed bags i can fit in a 32 gallon garbage can
     
  5. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    16 oz per pound

    50 lbs is about 800 ounces of grain.

    HOWEVER, this is not FLUID ounces. And if you are trying to use a measuring cup, those ounces are totally different than weight ounces.
     
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    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    no, I have various types of pellet sizes. Small, medium, and large (for horses) and various pellet size for cattle pellets which begin about medium size horse pellets and move on up to "CHOKE TO DEATH" size.
     
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    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    My little trash can holds about 1 and a half of most pelleted feeds for horses.

    Holds almost 2 full bags of oats
     
  8. Shotgun93

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    50lbs is 799.9 oz = 800 oz. There are 8 oz in a cup, so there are 100 cups in 50lbs, or 6.25 gallons.

    But, that's is assuming that the bag actually contains 50 lbs of feed, and that you get equal amounts into a cup, which you really never do. Which is why it's always better to feed by weight, not volume. Especiall with dry ingredients, as opposed to wet.
     
  9. JBandRio

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    Weight has nothing to do with volume.

    1lb of feathers will take up a LOT more volume than 1lb of lead.

    Oats weigh less than alfalfa pellets, so a 50lb bag of oats is going to be larger than a 50lb bag of alfalfa pellets.

    As for pelleted feeds being roughly the same size pellets - yes, that's true, but see the feathers/lead comparison: 1 cubic inch of feathers will weigh a lot less than 1 cubic inch of lead. Pellets are made of different things. If there is more corn, it will weigh more than if it were more oats.

    I can fit 150lb of alfalfa pellets in my 32gallon trashcan (I think it's 32g, it's a typical metal trashcan), but only juuuust barely 100lb of black oil sunflower seeds.

    If you looking at most pelleted grains, you can probably fit 150lb in the trashcan.
     
  10. ShadyGirl82

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    im just trying to figure out if a garbage can will do the trick to hold my feed... im not determining how much to feed. he gets fed by weight.
     

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