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 click on the form link below the calendar to submit a request to reserve the hay probe. You will typically receive an e-mail confirmation from KCD staff within 5 business days of submitting your request.
For more information about the hay probe loan program, e-mail Liz Clark.