Using a Moisture Meter to Test the Your Hay

Using a Moisture Meter to Test the Your Hay

Cutting high yield Dairyland Hybriforce 2400 alfalfa

Cutting high yield Dairyland Hybriforce 2400 alfalfa

Testing the Moisture Content of Your Hay

Proper moisture levels during baling is essential to produce better quality hay and reduce economic losses. During  heavy rains  many of us experience during hay season in many areas of the world, knowing your moisture content before baling, during baling, and after baling is paramount for a quality product.  It also helps with management decisions on preservatives to combat mold.  Baling hay at the correct moisture levels reduces mold development and helps to preserve the color and feed value of hay.

 Read more about moisture testing your hay at

http://agratronix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Testing_Hay_Moisture.pdf

Hay Producers can purchase Agratronix Moisture Meters at http://www.barnyarddepot.com

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J.R. Brown
Written by J.R. Brown

Retired USAF SNCO, Hay & Cattle Farmer, GIS User, Antique Farm Machinery Collector, Favorite old iron...anything Oliver, Moline, Farmall, or Allis-Chalmers.

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