Preservation of Hay



RaicoSil Hay is the first preservative for hay that contains a unique combination of salts of selected preservatives. Due to its special product formulation RaicoSil Hay is neither corrosive nor aggressive and is classified as a neutral salt. The use of acid-proof application systems is therefore not necessary. The dosage itself takes place during the pressing process, in the pickup of the press.


Advantages

  • significantly shorter harvest timeslot (minus two days)
  • better quality
  • better hygiene status
  • lower losses (mechanical and non-mechanical)
  • Avoidance of the Maillard reaction (sugar and protein) (ADL)


Direction of use

RaicoSil Hay is a preservative for hay from dry matter contents of 80 % dry matter (or 20 % moisture) and more. RaicoSil Hay is sprayed on the pick-up of the baler during the pressing process. It must be ensured that the whole swath width is evenly treated. The concentration of the solution shall be not changed. The use of two spraying nozzles is recommended.


Preservation of straw

Dosage

250 g / t hay diluted in water, 10 kg enough for the treatment of 40 t hay

Dissolve 1 bag of 10 kg in 30 litre water. Top the volume up to 40 litres.

Do not dilute further.

RaicoSil Hay is ready to use immediately on hydration and is stable for 4 weeks.


Trial results

Square bales, more than three months storage

The microbial contamination of undesirable bacteria and moulds was significantly reduced in both wet hay and dry hay after addition of RaicoSil Hay.

 ControlRaicoSil Hay < 85 % DMRaicoSil Hay > 85 % DM
Bacteria (CFU / g)640.00021.3307330
Moulds (CFU / g)82.00018.80026.000


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