Hay sampling with probe

In the Field Episode 1 – Hay Sampling for Forage Quality

Check out our newest video series called “In The Field.” These videos are aimed to educate producers in row crops, forages, livestock, and natural resources about practical management skills they can implement into their operation. Episode 1, “Hay sampling for forage quality” focuses on a simple tool that hay  and livestock producers can use to determine the quality of their hay. This can be beneficial for hay producers who are selling their product to consumer as an added benefit to their buyers. Livestock producers can use this information when it comes time to determine rations for their cattle during the winter months when forages are usually at their lowest production. Check out our video below.

Additional resources:

Forage sampling

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AA/AA19200.pdf

Forage  quality testing form

http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu/media/rcrec-onaifasufledu/pdf/Forage-Extension-Laboratory-Submission-form-11-2013.pdf