Hidden cost: Hot bales losing feed quality

By Katana Smith
Updated January 5 2016 - 5:21pm, first published January 2 2009 - 6:28pm
Technical assistant, Scott Richards, and district agronomist, Neil Griffiths, Tocal Agricultural Centre, Tocal, have set up temperature loggers on ryegrass hay to experiment with hay combustion.
Technical assistant, Scott Richards, and district agronomist, Neil Griffiths, Tocal Agricultural Centre, Tocal, have set up temperature loggers on ryegrass hay to experiment with hay combustion.

“If you look at them, they look like normal hay bales, but because they’ve been heated, they’ve lost 25pc of bale weight,” Neil Griffiths says.

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