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Category Archives: Hay Preservatives

Video | Case IH – Thirty Plus Hay Preservative

Pestell Minerals & Ingredients is the exclusive distributor of Thirty Plus Hay Preservative in Canada, supplying Case IH dealers across the country.

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Video | New Holland – CropSaver Hay Preservative

Pestell Minerals & Ingredients is the exclusive distributor of CropSaver Hay Preservative in Canada, supplying New Holland dealers across the country. For more information: Contact Your Local New Holland Dealer

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AGCO Buffered Acid – Hay Preservative

Buffered Propionic Acid
Buffered Propionic acid is the most popular type of preservative used on hay between 16% and 30% moisture. While other acids can be used to preserve hay, propionic is the most effective in controlling the molds commonly found in hay. Un-buffered acid has a pH of less than 1 and is therefore very corrosive. The buffering process can raise the pH to 6, the same as rain water, and is much easier to use than straight acid. However, in raising the pH, careful manufacturing procedures must be followed to prevent neutralizing the propionic acid making it much less effective. A truly reacted buffered propionic acid will keep the effectiveness of straight acid and that is what makes AGCO Buffered Acid effective on hay up to 30% moisture.

Application Rates – Large Square Bales

Hay Moisture Stem Moisture Dew Moisture Only
Under 22% 6 lbs/ton 3 lbs/ton
23% – 26% 10 lbs/ton 8 lbs/ton
27% – 30% DO NOT BALE 16 lbs/ton

Application Rates – Small Square & Round Bales

Hay Moisture Stem Moisture Dew Moisture Only
Under 22% 4 lbs/ton 2 lbs/ton
23% – 26% 8 lbs/ton 6 lbs/ton
27% – 30% 16 lbs/ton 12 lbs/ton

Not recommended on any hay above 30% moisture.

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CropSaver – Hay Preservative

Benefits of Using CropSaver

  • No more waiting on the weather, bale when you’re ready at moistures up to 30%
  • Start working earlier in the day and later in the evening
  • Bale at higher moistures without worry of heating or mold damage
  • Hay treated with CropSaver is greener and higher in feed value
  • When compared to dry preservatives and inoculants, CropSaver is easier to apply, gives more consistent coverage, and won’t clog application equipment
  • Works well on ALL types of hay
  • Non-corrosive buffered formula won’t harm expensive baling equipment, the user, or livestock
  • CropSaver treated hay can be stored for years and will look and feed as well as when it was first baled
  • CropSaver is ok to store outside as it won’t freeze and won’t lose effectiveness over time
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Thirty Plus – Hay Preservative

What is Thirty Plus?

Buffered Propionic Acid
Buffered Propionic acid is the most popular type of preservative used on hay between 16% and 30% moisture. While other acids can be used to preserve hay, propionic is the most effective in controlling the molds commonly found in hay. Un-buffered acid has a pH of less than 1 and is therefore very corrosive. The buffering process can raise the pH to 6, the same as rain water, and is much easier to use than straight acid. However, in raising the pH, careful manufacturing procedures must be followed to prevent neutralizing the propionic acid making it much less effective. A truly reacted buffered propionic acid will keep the effectiveness of straight acid and that is what makes Thirty Plus effective on hay up to 30% moisture.

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Baler’s Choice – Hay Preservative

Benefits of Using Baler’s Choice

  • No more waiting on the weather, bale when you’re ready at moistures up to 30%
  • Start working earlier in the day and later in the evening
  • Bale at higher moistures without worry of heating or mold damage
  • Hay treated with Baler’s Choice is greener and higher in feed value
  • When compared to dry preservatives and inoculants, Baler’s Choice is easier to apply, gives more consistent coverage, and won’t clog application equipment
  • Works well on ALL types of hay
  • Non-corrosive buffered formula won’t harm expensive baling equipment, the user, or livestock
  • Baler’s Choice treated hay can be stored for years and will look and feed as well as when it was first baled
  • Baler’s Choice is ok to store outside as it won’t freeze and won’t lose effectiveness over time
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