Silage Quality

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

The housed period has begun on farms, with silage pits now being opened to feed stock for the winter ahead,...

November 27, 2021

Minimising contamination of  silage crops

Minimising contamination of silage crops

Soil contamination is something that is not often talked about, but it can have negative impacts on forage intakes and...

July 5, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting is one of the most important steps when making high quality silage – wilting increases the dry matter (DM)...

May 31, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and...

April 1, 2021

Over rolling high moisture grasses will knock silage quality for six

Over rolling high moisture grasses will knock silage quality for six

Over rolling high moisture grass in-silo serves only to significantly reduce silage quality, according to Sil-All’s global product manager Gordon...

February 12, 2017

Pre-grazing significantly boosts first cut silage quality

Pre-grazing significantly boosts first cut silage quality

Swards that were grazed prior to being closed off are producing silage of a significantly higher quality than those which...

October 26, 2016

Cutting silage? Here’s how to make the neighbours jealous with your quality silage

Cutting silage? Here’s how to make the neighbours jealous with your quality silage

The silage season has kicked into gear with farmers taking advantage of the good weather to make the coming winter’s...

May 25, 2016

‘Decisions taken over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality’

‘Decisions taken over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality’

Decisions taken now and over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality next winter, according...

April 19, 2016

Why silage analysis is key for beef finishers

Why silage analysis is key for beef finishers

The importance of silage analysis to beef finishers, was underlined at a recent farm walk of Kepak’s feedlot organised by...

September 7, 2015