clif9710 Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:04pm
one wool bale per pallet
I've got a small herd of sheep now (15) and I've been waiting to see the wool appear at the pad by the pasture. Sure enough, it appears, but only as one bale on a pallet. I thought that if I kept waiting, more bales would appear on that pallet, but after many hours and production of wool according to the stats, I still have one bale on a pallet.

If I remove the pallet from the concrete pad it's on, eventually another one will appear but, again, with one bale of wool.

I've seen screenshots of 6 bales on a pallet. It doesn't require a mod to get more than one, does it?

I have made a dunce cap. I figure when I get the answer to this question, I'll probably need to put it on.
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Tath Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
No, you're supposed to get 6 automatically over time. You're saying that your percentage in the stats windows is increasing to 100%? Have you fed the sheep? 15 sheep will probably take a long time to produce an entire pallet.
brewboy Mar 30, 2013 @ 12:19am 
I thought it was 8 bales per pallet
JCQI Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:12am 
6 bales for 100% => ~16.7% per bale, so you won't see the second bale until you are at ~17%.

The colision box for the wool pallet needs to be fixed. A 6-bale pallet has the same collision box as a 2-bale pallet.
clif9710 Mar 30, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
thanks all - the longest I waited was to 15%, just short of the second bale appearing. I have three pallets (we call them skids around here) with only one bale. I assume there is no way to manually put more bales on a pallet so I might as well take em to the spinnery as is.
Saxxan Mar 30, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
I think you can push them back onto the pad and they fill up to 6 after time.
I say this as I once knocked the pallet off with my Profimower and didn't notice for a while. When I did, I just nudged it back on.

You don't need a forklift to move them, BTW, just nudge them out the way till you have enough full pallets for a trailer load, then get that pallet fork out...
Trueblue1878 Mar 30, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
whats the best way to transport multiple pallets? I bought the cheapest bale wagon (the blue one) but can only fit 6 pallets on there comfortably. Is there a better way?
Saxxan Mar 30, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
I am sure there are bale trailer MODs out there that carry huge amounts but I don't bother with more than about 15 sheep just for the look and completeness. I have around 200 cows now and will work up to 1000. That's where my money is! ;)
Trueblue1878 Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
ill check for the trailer mods cheers. Yeah cows are nice and easy cash. Sadly it is starting to seem that harvesting crops is a waste of time when you can just have a steady income from cows. So lets hope they expand the animal part of the game in future so we can breed them and sell meat etc
Saxxan Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
Yes, I'd also like a few new crops too...
Hemp perhaps? (medicinal Hemp of course!)
Pigs etc too would be nice, maybe not quite like AgSim where a field of bulls will give you baby bulls! LOL, so wrong!
If you could sow grass and then have horses to breed on there with placeable fencing to make a paddock, and then Deer perhaps? I don't know, balance is difficult, maybe introduce deaths and diseases along with pregnancy in the animals? Once a field was fenced in completely, it would then become a paddock, just like ploughing 2 fields into 1 becomes a new field.
Sorry, I have ideas, what can I say! :)
clif9710 Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
alas, the one-bale-per-pallet remains. Here are the stats I have at the moment.

sheep owned: 15
productivity: 100%
feeding trough [l]: 1679
wool [l]: 135 (6%)

135 liters of wool and it's still one bale?! Where's the rest going?
Saxxan Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:56pm 
clif, I think you need to wait some more...

I just checked an old save and saw 3 bales on a pallet while my stats said "Wool [l] 790 (39%)"

Hope this helps you?
clif9710 Mar 30, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
Originally posted by Saxxan:
clif, I think you need to wait some more...

I just checked an old save and saw 3 bales on a pallet while my stats said "Wool [l] 790 (39%)"

Hope this helps you?

Here's what doesn't make sense:

If I remove the pallet with one bale, another one will appear very shortly. I have three single bale pallets sitting on a trailer, placed there in fairly quick succession - yet I have been waiting many hours with the present pallet and there is no change. The herd size and productivity have been the same throughout. If I can get several bales from the sheep delivered one at a time, I should be able to get the same amount if I let one pallet remain in place...but it ain't happ'nin.
Voidheartd Mar 30, 2013 @ 6:34pm 
It does make sense. The bales appear as soon as they begin filling. Just because there is a bale does not mean that bale is full. As was stated previously the second bale does not appear until around 16%, which is when the first bale is full and a new bale appears and begins to fill. You just posted that it was at 6% which is not even close to the 2nd bale.
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clif9710 Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:17pm 
Originally posted by Voidheartd:
It does make sense. The bales appear as soon as they begin filling. Just because there is a bale does not mean that bale is full. As was stated previously the second bale does not appear until around 16%, which is when the first bale is full and a new bale appears and begins to fill. You just posted that it was at 6% which is not even close to the 2nd bale.

You've got it! A bale looks the same, whether it is full or not. I was assuming when a bale is on the pallet it is full. A second bale finally appeared at 350 liters. The percentage in parenthesis is the percentage of a full six bale pallet which I calculate at 2250 liters.

I verified that my single bales on pallets were not full by taking them to the spinnery - and getting only $50 for each one - way below what a full bale brings.

I was afraid this problem was going to take a scientist to solve. I went out on the street and didn't see anyone wearing a lab coat that I could put on it, so I thought it would have to remain a mystery - but we farmers figured it out!
JCQI Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
I believe 100% is 2,000L. I read a post a while back claiming that if you have more than 500 hundred sheep, the max. capacity would increase from 2,000L to 4,000L or something. I currently have 501 sheep, but the max is still at 2,000L. I am wondering if the max capacity increase is just a myth.
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