5 July 2002

Hay preservative

UNSETTLED weather is making it difficult to reduce the moisture in hay to less than 15% to ensure it stores well.

But Frank Wright believes a propionic acid-based preservative it launched last year could be useful to many haymakers this year.

Propionic acid preservation of hay has been successful for many years, but using un-buffered propionic acid is hazardous and corrosive to equipment. However, Lupro-Grain is a 92% propionic acid specially formulated to provide a buffered pH value of 4.2. It is both user and machinery friendly, says the company. &#42