A hay probe is a sharpened tube that is used to take a representative sample of the forage in a bale of hay. KCD has a hay probe (also called a core sampler) available for loan at no cost. The hay probe is used to collect forage samples that can be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Knowing the nutrient composition of hay can help animal owners match their feeding program to meet animal nutrition requirements or help hay growers in marketing their hay to customers.

For more details about how to use the probe, see the Hay Probe Fact Sheet

Use the calendar below to check for availability of the pay probe. Use the form below the calendar to submit a request to reserve the hay probe. You will typically recieve an e-mail confirmation from KCS staff within 5 business days of submitting your request.

For more information about the hay probe loan program, e-mail Kevin Watson or call 425-282-1952.

A hay probe is a sharpened tube that is used to take a representative sample of the forage in a bale of hay. The King Conservation District has a hay probe (also called a core sampler) available for loan at no charge! The hay probe is used to collect forage samples that can be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Knowing the nutrient composition of hay can help you match your feeding program to animal requirements or help with hay marketing.
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