The Balco Haycare grading system objectively grades Oaten hay for both the grower and the customer. Hay is tested during, or just after baling, to determine the Hay Delivery Score (formerly known as a grade) and Annual Ryegrass Toxicity (ARGT). Balco has invested in visual scanning technology designed specifically to accurately measure the visual characteristics in export hay.
A random core product sample is collected post baling with all fodder samples – hay and straw – and this is used to evaluate the quality of the product. Quality evaluation feed test analysis using NIR visual appraisal including colour scanning and maximum residual limits of chemicals (MRI compliance)