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HAY CURING 11/26/2014 @ 7:31am WE ONLY DO SQUARE BALES SO TAKE THIS FOR WHAT ITS WORTH....WE STACK AND SALT OUR HAY WITH GRANULAR SALT WE BUY FROM THE LOCAL FEED STORE.{AGWAY} AND THIS IS TO CURE THE MOISTURE IN THE HAY,I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MICROORGANISMS,BUT WE HAVE DONE OUR HAY THIS WAY SINCE THE 1950S AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM..HOPING THIS MAY HELP SOMEONE PREVENT A PROBLEM.I KNOW ITS MORE TIME CONSUMING AND MORE EXPENSE BUT THE BURNT BUILDING AND LOST HAY AND REVENUE SEEMS LIKE A HIGHER COST THAN STACK AND SALT..ONLY MY OPINION.

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Useful tool I have for testing hay.. 07/24/2014 @ 5:23pm I have a compost thermometer that is 36" long and has a sharp point for probing hay. Long enough and thin enough to probe multiple areas on big round bales, etc. The one I have is thinner than this one http://humanurehandbook.com/store/Reotemp-36-Compost-Thermometer-A36PF.html ..but the one at this website looks like it's more robust than mine. I keep it in the hay barn. I've removed many bales from the barn that I thought would be dry enough, but after a couple of days, they were heating up. As a quick test, if the probe is hard to push into the bale, it's probably too tough for the barn (round bales).

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