Agnition, a brand of Ralco, announced that it has launched a new OMRI Listed hay preservative for organic production.
According to the announcement, this latest product is an extension of an existing line of hay and silage preservatives that include Anchor for Hay, Anchor for Silage and Anchor for Silage OMRI. Anchor for Hay OMRI is a dry granular product designed to help organic hay producers preserve higher moisture hay without the risk of heating and spoilage.
“Agnition has been formulating forage treatments for hay producers for over 25 years,” said Mike Holmberg, product manager for Agnition. “Recently, our customers brought to our attention that organic hay producers are limited in options for availability, reliability and cost, so we set out to provide them with a better option with Anchor for Hay OMRI.
“Anchor for Hay preserves hay differently than most inoculants,” Holmberg said, explaining that while most preservatives use a singular approach to curing hay with just an organic acid or an inoculant, Agnition combines the two approaches and uses patented Microbial Catalyst technology for greater efficacy.
The product uses a dual approach to preserve higher moisture hay. First, an organic acid rapidly reduces pH levels to prevent harmful mold and yeast growth. Then, Microbial Catalyst technology stimulates bacteria in a state-of-the-art inoculant blend along with beneficial bacteria naturally found in hay to create additional preserving acid, the announcement said. This further reduces pH levels and targets higher moisture areas deep inside the bale for greater preservation.
Hay producers using Anchor for Hay can start baling higher moisture hay sooner without the risk of heating and spoilage.
Anchor for Hay and Anchor for Hay OMRI can also be utilized when baling corn stalks, the company said.
Agnition is a brand of Ralco, a third-generation, family-owned multinational company with distribution in more than 40 countries.