Hay

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Why is it important to test hay moisture Prior to Baling?

Proper moisture levels during baling are essential to produce better quality hay and reduce economic losses. Baling hay at the correct moisture levels reduces mold development, and helps to preserve the color and feed value of hay. Testing the moisture content of hay prior to the baling process is essential to both seller and buyer. Moisture in hay is considered in three different forms, free water, physically trapped water, and bound water. The free and physically trapped water can be evaporated given proper conditions that include solar radiation, relative humidity, and time.

4 Tips on Hay Sampling

Hay Sampling Tips

HOW TO RESET THE HAY TESTERS WHEN THEY GET A 33.3 OR 44.4 CODE

Take the battery out, with it out and unhooked push on the moisture button (rain drop), hold it down for about 5-10 seconds, release the moisture button re-hook the battery and it will be reset, it should read 00.0. on the HT-Pro, Do not have the calibration clip on when you’re doing this and don’t hold on to the probe. It should read 14.5 on the DHT-1.