Moisture Matters Blog

How to Test Hay Moisture Levels to Prepare for Safe Storage

Failure to properly store your hay can lead to horrible consequences — including the potential of dangerous fire hazards. And, when the safety of your hay products (and anything else that's nearby!) is at stake, so is your revenue should something happen. This is why ... Read More

4 Reasons You NEED to Detect Moisture in Your Hay

Moisture in hay is one of those things that laypeople rarely ever think about. If the thought of monitoring hay moisture content did cross their minds, they’d probably wonder “who cares if the hay is a bit too wet or dry?” However, the moisture content of hay is a ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between Measuring Moisture in Hay vs. Grain?

Some users often ask “why isn’t there a single be-all, end-all device for measuring moisture in hay, grain and other crops?” The short answer is that there are a lot of differences in the different crops grown by farmers that make it difficult to create a universal ... Read More

6 of Our Most Frequently-Asked Questions On Hay Moisture Meters

Q: How Do Hay Moisture Meters Work? Hay moisture meters use the principle of electrical resistance to determine moisture content in different types of hay. Because moisture conducts electricity and dry hay acts as an insulator, wet hay will let electricity through ... Read More

Measuring Moisture in Baled Hay Vs. Loose Hay

Hay harvesting is a job that requires a highly precise measurement of the moisture content of the hay before and after baling. Having too little moisture can compromise the quality and nutritive value of the hay—too much moisture can promote the growth of microbes and, ... Read More

The Farmer’s Quick Checklist for Buying a Hay Moisture Meter

When shopping for a hay moisture meter, farmers need a tool that’s both rugged and accurate. However, finding a high-quality device for measuring moisture in hay can be a bit tougher than you might think. Read More

Quick Tips for Measuring Moisture in Hay

Experienced farmers know that when producing hay, controlling moisture is a must. Too little moisture, and the hay loses nutritive value; too much moisture and hay can combust.  Read More

How Much Can NOT Measuring Hay Moisture Cost You?

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What is Hay’s Optimum Moisture Content?

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Best Moisture Meter Electrodes to Use for Hay Bales vs. Loose Hay

For farmers who produce hay, getting accurate, reliable moisture readings in a timely manner is incredibly important. Read More