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Get More Baling Flexibility with Anchor
Anchor for Hay Dry Preservative


How many times have you gone out to bale and it starts to rain? Too many. So it’s either let the hay rot in the field or spoil in the bale. Until now. Start baling sooner with Anchorfor Hay. A dry granular product, Anchor is designed to help you bale higher moisture hay without the risk of heating and spoilage.

Save up to $500 on a Hay Preservative Applicator when you purchase Anchor


Reduce Moldy Hay with Anchor

“The hay is still as green as the day we put it up. We don’t have any hot spots or moldy spots in any of the hay that we baled with Anchor.”

— Todd Mangin // South Dakota

Increase Hay Relative Feed Quality with Anchor

Anchor™ Treated
RFV: 167


RFV: 125

“We baled our alfalfa at 28% moisture. The bales treated with Anchor were green and smelled good. The untreated bales were still hot and stunk. The treated bales grind so much easier and the cows clean it all up.”

— Dan Lemler // South Dakota

Save up to $500 on an Applicator!


In 2022, the fewest numbers of hay acres are being planted in the United States since 1907. With limited supply and high demand, preserving higher moisture hay and saving more bales is critical.


Anchor is proven to preserve higher moisture hay and maintain hay quality over time while reducing the risk of heating and spoilage. Anchor contains a powerful preserving acid and patented Microbial Catalyst® to rapidly reduce pH and limit mold and yeast growth.

Preserve Better Hay with Anchor


  • More flexible baling: Start baling earlier, in higher humidity or longer at night.

  • Save more leaves: Leaves contain 75% of the protein and have a relative feed quality (RFQ) of 550. Stems RFQ is 80.

  • Reduce heating: Heating leads to caramelization and bales that sag.

  • Maintain feed quality over time: Spoilage leads to lower quality feed.

  • NO RUST: Anchor is a dry product and isn’t activated until it comes into contact with the moisture in the bale, preventing corrosion to your baler.


How Anchor for Hay Preserves Better Hay
Anchor for Hay Dry Preservative

Product# 49002
Available in 50 lb. bag
Apply to cured hay at 2 lbs./ton up to a maximum moisture of 25%


In a long-term hay trial in Southwest Minnesota, hay was stored for 16 months and compared to non-treated hay. Anchor hay had a relative feed value (RFV) that was 30 points higher and stayed much cooler resulting in less heat damage. Treated Anchor hay: 119 RFV. Control hay: 89 RFV.

Anchor Keeps Bales Cooler Longer

Anchor for Hay stayed much cooler, resulting in 3.67% less heat damaged protein. 

Anchor Increases Hay Relative Feed Quality

Anchor for Hay maintained a RFV 30 points higher than the control. 

In another study, hay was baled around 20% moisture, stacked and left to sit for 120 days. The control bales had visible mold – 278x higher than treated bales. Control bales also had spoilage. The quality was also 62 points higher in the bales treated with Anchor.

Anchor Prevents Mold

In the first photo, the bale on the left shows the visible mold growing on the hay and discoloration of the bale versus the hay treated with Anchor. The second picture shows a close up of Anchor treated bales with no mold or spoilage.

Reduce Hay Mold & Spoilage
Bale Better Hay with Anchor

Save up to $500 on an Applicator!


Three applicator options efficiently apply Anchor across the bale while remaining easy to install to your baler.

Valmar 456 with Anchor for Hay

Valmar 456 on a John Deere 569 Round Baler

Valmar 456 with Universal Mounting Bracket 

  • 12v power

  • Fan blows product into bale

  • In-cab rate control

  • Automatic Mode option

  • 4 outlets for even coverage 

  • 3 bag capacity (100 bales)

Selmech PowderMaster with Anchor for Hay

PowderMaster mounted using 3-point mounting bracket

Selmech Supplies Powdermaster 80kg with Blower and Diffusor

  • 12v power

  • Fan assists product into bale

  • In-cab rate control

  • Single outlet with deflector 

  • 3-point mounting bracket available 

  • 2 bag capacity (67 bales)

Gandy P100 with Anchor for Hay

Gandy P100 on a John Deere Round Baler

Gandy P100 

  • 12v power

  • On/off switch in cab

  • Simple rate adjustment mechanism on unit

  • 4 outlets for even coverage

  • 2 bag capacity (67 bales)

Save up to $500 on an Applicator!


Anchor is a versatile product that can be applied to other forages, too!

Anchor for Hay for Corn Stalks

Corn Stalks

The fall is a busy time and the cold damp weather can make it hard to get corn stalks dried out. Anchor lets you bale corn stalks at a higher moisture without spoilage for bales that aren’t mushy and loaded with mold.

“Typically, our corn stalk bales are just for winter bedding and don’t look good enough to feed. These bales looked good enough even after carrying them over from last fall. We treated them with Anchor for Hay at 30% moisture without much faith that it would work. Due to this year’s drought, the pasture grass ran out in August so we started supplementing with corn stalks. We put them into a TMR mixer with some DDGS and fed them in the pasture so our cows would have something to eat. I was shocked when 80% of the corn stalks were cleaned up! The cows are looking great, and we can keep our limited hay supply for the winter months.”

—Central MN Farmer // Gonvick, MN

Anchor for Hay for Baleage


When higher moisture hay is line wrapped, two things tend to occur:

  • The heat generated by respiration “hay sweat” can’t escape through the plastic, so it tends to concentrate toward the center of the bale causing a brown core. Anchor can stop the heating to reduce/eliminate that brown core in baleage.

  • The sun warming up the plastic also causes condensation that leads to spoilage where the hay and plastic touch, also known as the ‘slime layer’. While Anchor can’t eliminate condensation, it can reduce depth of the slime layer. Producers using Anchor report shrinking the slime layer from 4-6” down to 2”.


Agnition is a division of Ralco who for more than 50 years has been helping producers more efficiently  convert their nutrients into growth and reduce waste. Vital nutrients are often lost and underutilized silently eroding the performance of your operation. We work with you to keep your nutrients focused on your bottom line.



Get started with Anchor today! When you sign up below, we will send you a guide to selecting the best applicator for your operation, and you’ll receive a limited-time offer to save up to $500 on the equipment purchase.

*Discount applied to the purchase of equipment when it is bundled with a purchase of Anchor™ for Hay

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