Acorn Silage Covers

TOP TIPS - Conserving Pit Silage

  • Silage PitCut in dry conditions to maximise dry matter.
  • Delay cutting to the afternoon when grass sugars are at their highest.  Get the sugar levels tested before cutting, aiming for a minimum of 2.5-3.0%.
  • Aim to wilt the crop for a minimum of 24 hours but ideally 36 hours.
  • If feeding high performing animals over a long period an inoculant will give an economic return e.g. in winter milk, beef finishing.  Remember that an additive cannot make a bad grass crop into good silage, you need to pay attention to all factors affecting quality. (View Silage Additives)
  • Encourage rapid fermentation through fast filling and good consolidation of the clamp.  Take no short cuts and for perfect sealing use Acorn Silage Covers available from Bretts in a selection of sizes.

Contact details

Brett Brothers Ltd.,
Co. Kilkenny.
Tel: 056-7755300

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