Baling hay or straw is extremely weather dependent. If you leave hay too long before baling, it will lose quality and yield. Baled too early and at moisture levels above 15%, you risk bales heating up and at worst spontaneously combusting. Without preservative, moulds will also develop resulting in dust and a loss of bale quality, with the result that livestock will be more susceptible to respiratory issues and the nutrient value of the forage will be reduced.
The latest CropSaver Application Systems allow you to beat the weather and by using CropSaver hay preservative, safely bale at moisture levels between 15% and 30% moisture.
Being able to safely bale at higher moisture levels has many benefits:
Greener hay will generally have a higher feed value
Allows you to bale sooner compared to untreated forage
CropSaver preservative is suitable for all hay and straw types. With its unique formula and manufacturing process it is non corrosive to the baler and much safer to handle for baler operators. Application rates start as low as 1.9 litres per tonne (0.19% of crop total). Its unique formula gives it a high level of Propionic acid, specific weight and a pH of 6.0. Competitive products will be much weaker litre to litre and will invariable cost more per tonne of crop treated or in machinery service repairs