As snow from winter has started to melt, the experts are warning about the possibility of mold growth in stored hay bales.
According to Montana State University forage specialist Emily Glunk, the excess moisture conditions produced due to melting, freezing, and re-melting of snow increases the risk of mold-infestation.
“It is always a good idea to test hay before feeding it to your livestock, especially if it has been stored outside,” she said.
Feeding Mold-infested bales to the cattle can cause several health issues, including respiratory problems.
If you suspect a mold problem, have your house/farm tested for mold.