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Hay Probe Bale Sampler, 36 inch Depth, 42 inch Length, Drill Type for 1/2" Drills

SKU: BHP550C36
*Eligible for FREE USA Shipping, Order TOTAL Must Exceed $300

Hay Probe Bale Sampler, Drill Type for 1/2" Drills  

36" Depth, 42" Long, Replaceable Tips

Due to Size, This item Ships Only to USA & Canada.


The Best Harvest Bale Sampler is the last Forage Sampler you will ever need. Developed by farmers for farmers and recommended for the fast and convenient collection of bale samples for testing purposes.



Guaranteed High-Quality Stainless Steel, Very Long-Lasting Tips.  These Tips were Designed to Last for Years not Months.


* CAUTION * Other Manufacturers of Hay Probes Advertise and Actively Sell Proprietary Replacement Tips.  Their Tips are Designed to Dull Quickly so They can Sell you Another Expensive tip.  Quality Steel and Engineering Experience is Our Difference.


Attach your Cordless Drill for Penetrating Action.  Collect samples easily and prevent contamination from handling. Attach a cordless drill, cut thru forage, cleanout rod pushes up to 20 core samples into a 1-gallon standard zip-lock bags which are suspended from a durable ABS collection shield.  


Includes Sampler Probe, Cleanout Rod, 4 Baggies and Instructions. 
Made in the USA.


 Self-Contained ABS Bagging Attachment Prevents Contamination
 Efficient Design Allows One Person to Collect Samples Quickly
 Stainless Steel Components
 Cleanout Rod Used Between Samples Ensures Complete Cleanout
 Stainless Steel Serrated Tip
 Protective Cutting Tip Cap is Included
Animal ration balancing requires a forage analysis.  Proper forage analysis requires taking a good forage sample.  Taking a good sample requires a forage probe.  The Best Harvest Probes allow recommended 5/8" samples of chopped forage to be gathered quickly and easily without contamination from handling.


Hay Sampling Procedure:  Care should be taken when sampling hay.  Samples should be uniformly obtained from several bales (10 bales minimum) throughout each sampling lot.  Avoid sampling only one or two areas in the lot.  Each sampling lot should be defined by date baled, cutting, forage type and pasture, and owner or farm name.  Indicate if the hay was rained on while curing.  Any significant event that could cause changes in forage quality would be reason for separating those samples into a different lot.  For a large sampling lot (more than 50 bales), it is advisable to gather several hay samples for analysis. 




Balage:  Drill to the full depth of the probe in at least 12 random locations throughout the wrapped bales.  Use the cleanout rod to simply push the sample into the baggie.  When finished tape the 1" holes in the balage made from the sampler.




Handling:  The handling of the sample is important to get accurate results.  The sample cannot be exposed to air, as it will lose moisture. Samples left in the sunlight usually will have the moisture condensation on the plastic bag. Poorly sealed samples will lose fines or a portion of the sample. All of the above will effect the results. Care should be taken to keep samples in a cool location and packed securely to prevent sample spillage. Be sure that identification is secure and is written with a marking pen that is water proof. Shipping containers should be the correct size to prevent excessive movement. Zip lock bags need to be packed securely. Do not hold samples for an extended time. This just adds to the possibility of error.






Click here HAY AND FORAGE TESTING for information regarding Mold and Mycotoxins and procedures on collecting forage samples as recommended by Dairyland Labs, an independant full service testing facility.


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Best Harvest Inc guarantees to the purchaser of any product which proves to be defective in material or workmanship within one year from the date of original purchase will be fully replaced or repaired at the Company’s option.