Re: Deciphering hay analsis
I like that - "that field looks nice for a canter", the good ole carefree days!
I use a probe when possible, but if the hay barn doesn't have electric, I'll reach into the center as far as I can, into a lot of different bales. I always wear long sleeves. I put it into a clean paper grocery sack or clean bucket. Take it home, mix it all up, then put some in a ziplock to send in. When doing it this way, someone once said to be careful not to "subconsciously" choose what you include in the sample you mail in. It sounds silly, but I did find myself tempted to not include some of the different grasses.
I also tell the farmer how many bales I'll be needing each year. They like having a reliable, return customer.
I hope Caz is doing ok
Laura K Chappie & Beau over the bridge
N IL 2011
On Sep 21, 2018, at 8:19 AM, DBellusci via Groups.Io <DBellusci@...> wrote: