A forage specialist urges farmers to ammoniate their hay to improve the nutritional quality because of weather challenges this hay season.
Craig Roberts with the University of Missouri explains the process.
“You take the hay and weigh it, then stack it up and put a tarp over it. You treat the hay with three percent anhydrous ammonia and after about three weeks the ammonia has done its job.”
Roberts says ammoniating adds nutritional value and energy, while partially detoxifying forages like hay.