1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Nutri ShieldNutri-Shield is a powder that you mix with water to spray on bales. As it dries, the product forms a resilient, plastic-like coating that protects both round and square bales from moisture. Once Nutri-Shield has dried it sheds water like a plastic cover, according to the company. A "hoop" sprayer equipped with a 9-ft. dia. boom and 10 spray jets is used to apply the coating. It can be mounted on front of a pickup or on the front or back of a tractor. The sprayer will cover a 1,500 lb. round bale in less than 5 sec. It comes with a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine, 7700 roller Hi-Pro pump, and a 55-gal. graduated tank made of heavy gauge, high-impact plastic. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nutri-Shield, Inc., 15416 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Mission, Kan. 66217 (ph 913 631-0500). A protective coating has also been developed by Dale Halford, Bing-ham, Ill. (Vol. 13, No. 2). Halford uses an edible soybean oil-based mixture that he calls "balebutter".The protective coating is sprayed evenly in a 1/4-in. thick layer over the top of bales. According to Halford, the soybean oil in the mixture repels rain and keeps the bale-butter from washing away. It also boosts the nutritional value of bales. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dale Halford, Box 30, Bingham, Ill. 62011 (ph 618 423-9048).
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