Tag: Silage Inoculant

Wet silage, get it better

With wet weather conditions around delaying silage harvest Peter Notman discusses silage tips and why it is important now more than ever to use a 1174 (bale silage) or 11G22 (pit silage) inoculants. So now really is the time to focus on how to make the best possible silage from what is available in the paddocks. With on the most part wetter crops, they’ll need more lactic acid to bring down the pH to create stable, palatable silage. The risk of soil contamination is also higher in these conditions which further increases the risk of spoiled silage. THE SILAGE DILEMMA GET YOUR SILAGE BETTER – OUR TIPS AIM FOR A CLEAR CUT RAISE THE CUTTING HEIGHT FORECAST FOR RAIN? BALE […]

Why grow extra maize silage this season?

For many farmers, growing some maize silage on farm makes good sense. Market prices dictate the type of bought in feed, they may have access feed out carts, feed pads, run short of maize silage when you really needed more…there’s many reasons why farmers have considered planting an extra paddock, or contracting a few more tonnes of maize silage this season. Risk management is certainly important with maize, which is particularly beneficial during challenging seasons. Could planting an extra paddock offset risk of the entire crop yield? So losses in overall yield are made up by having an extra paddock in? Here we’ve listed some reason’s why you might grow a bit more extra maize silage in 2022-23: Reduce your feed costs […]