The How and Why of High Moisture Hay

What is high moisture hay?

High moisture hay can be referred to as haylage, baleage, and silage. It is <60% moisture hay that has been wrapped air tight and allowed to ferment. There are numerous reasons to produce high moisture hay these include:

  • Minimize harvest loss
  • Reduced harvest time
  • Increase ADG (Average Daily Gain)
  • Minimize storage loss
  • Reduce feed cost
  • Reduce weather risk

Bernard Adam is one of the most recognized figures in the history of haylage production. Since 1989 he has performed over 1,000 haylage seminars worldwide. He has been very influential in the current production and products we use for the haylage process, and participates in many private and university studies involving haylage.

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