/r/silage

Photograph via snooOG

All things silage related.

There's only one rule. You don't talk about silage club.

Please share all of your SILAGE related stories. PLEASE!

/r/silage

266 Subscribers

1

Silage making

Anyone have any suggestions on what a good second baler to purchase for handy enough money

0 Comments
2024/02/06
20:49 UTC

1

Hay equipment

Looking for round baler for this coming silage season any one no what brand to get that's good value for money, but high output

0 Comments
2024/02/01
21:01 UTC

1

Good performance round silage packing machine! automatic silage baler wo...

0 Comments
2022/04/13
09:25 UTC

3

First feild of the session

0 Comments
2021/09/13
00:30 UTC

6

My boss building a silage mountain

0 Comments
2021/07/19
21:49 UTC

4

First session of farming and driving a semi tractor..

0 Comments
2021/07/19
21:47 UTC

6

If this isn't the top post in this subreddit, I don't know what is

1 Comment
2021/06/24
17:58 UTC

2

(Serious) Do livestock get a buzz off silage?

I’m trying to understand how far the fermentation goes in silage.

In the seasons when it replaces fresh grazing, does silage have enough ethanol to make livestock get a buzz?

Do cattle, sheep, and goats even get affected by ethanol like we do? I know that pigs, chickens, and dogs can get loaded, because I’ve seen them drunk from fermented fruit or beer (in the case of the dog and cat).

0 Comments
2020/10/29
19:35 UTC

1

0% Used CLAAS & John Deere Forage Harvesters

0 Comments
2020/09/17
20:45 UTC

2

Greenchopping Alfalfa for dairies in Southern California

0 Comments
2020/09/02
19:54 UTC

1

Mf 6170 with a John deere mower

0 Comments
2019/10/20
11:33 UTC

6

Anyone ever salivated when handling silage?

2 Comments
2019/07/08
20:47 UTC

7

Not a bad view...

1 Comment
2019/06/14
19:06 UTC

2

Tips to Achieve High Quality Corn Silage

Tips to Achieve High Quality Corn Silage

Corn silage is considered as the best feed for various animals. It provides a higher amount of protein and an excellent amount of od energy. It can reduce the cost of providing the energy in a cow or cattle diet and also serving a digestible fiber source. Let's have a discussion about how to achieve a high quality of corn silage.

Visit here to get best quality of Silage.

  1. Grab Quality equipment before the harvesting date.

Advance preparation is necessary for proper harvesting. Make sure you must have greasing equipment and sharpening knives for the harvesting.

  1. Harvesting Time

Harvesting during the proper moisture contains give good quality. Having correct moisture promotes a favorable fermentation in the silage crop and decreases storage losses. silage should contain between 30% to 35% dry matter (65% to 70% moisture). Upright silos and bags should contain 35% to 40% dry matter (60% to 65% moisture).

Visit here to know the step followed by best silage company to produce silage click here How to produce silage?

  1. Correct Chopping

Chopping in a proper way help in good packing to quickly eliminate oxygen and establish a good fermentation process. The correct length also helps in cud chewing. Thus, the recommended theoretic length of chop (TLC) is a compromise between these two factors.

Alfalfa haylage or silage = 3/16"

Unprocessed corn silage = 3/8" to 1/2"

Processed (kernel processor) corn silage = 3/4".

  1. The ideal dampness substance of silage collected with a chopper containing a piece processor is 62% to 65% (35% to 38% dry issue) to catch extra starch amassing in the corn bits. A large portion of the corn parts ought to be pummeled to a comparative size. To improve starch processing and give satisfactory powerful fiber, the proposal is to slice to .75" hypothetical length with underlying roller freedom of 0.12".

  2. Sharp Knives

For the harvesting, proper sharp knives are required. These knives prevent the shredding of silage. This help in more uniform chop. This allows for maximum forage compaction, good fermentation, and sufficient practical size to prevent health problem in the cow.

  1. Rapidly filling of silos help to eliminate air from the feed. To prevent dark brown and black bands in the silo it should be filled within 7 days. Always fill the bunkers from back to front adding forge on a wedge. Not from bottom to top in layers.

  2. Tightly Packed Silage

Always pack the silage so tightly, this helps them to ferment more easily. Tightly packed silage is containing fewer yeasts and molds than loosely packed silage. Packaging silage helps in decreasing the size of oxygen pocket so that the cow can use fermentation end product which helps them to produce better milk.

  1. Cover the Silo immediately

Piles of Silage need to be covered with 6 mils plastic traps. This is weighted with tires.

  1. At least give 3 to 4 weeks before feeding

So these are the tips to achieve high quality Corn Silage. Visit here to know the step followed by best silage company to produce silage click here How to produce silage?

0 Comments
2019/02/26
06:05 UTC

1

Tips to Achieve High Quality Corn Silage

Corn silage is considered as the best feed for various animals. It provides a higher amount of protein and an excellent amount of od energy. It can reduce the cost of providing the energy in a cow or cattle diet and also serving a digestible fiber source. Let's have a discussion about how to achieve a high quality of corn silage.

Visit here to get best quality of Silage.

  1. Grab Quality equipment before the harvesting date.

Advance preparation is necessary for proper harvesting. Make sure you must have greasing equipment and sharpening knives for the harvesting.

  1. Harvesting Time

Harvesting during the proper moisture contains give good quality. Having correct moisture promotes a favorable fermentation in the silage crop and decreases storage losses. silage should contain between 30% to 35% dry matter (65% to 70% moisture). Upright silos and bags should contain 35% to 40% dry matter (60% to 65% moisture).

Visit here to know the step followed by best silage company to produce silage click here How to produce silage?

  1. Correct Chopping

Chopping in a proper way help in good packing to quickly eliminate oxygen and establish a good fermentation process. The correct length also helps in cud chewing. Thus, the recommended theoretic length of chop (TLC) is a compromise between these two factors.

Alfalfa haylage or silage = 3/16"

Unprocessed corn silage = 3/8" to 1/2"

Processed (kernel processor) corn silage = 3/4".

  1. The ideal dampness substance of silage collected with a chopper containing a piece processor is 62% to 65% (35% to 38% dry issue) to catch extra starch amassing in the corn bits. A large portion of the corn parts ought to be pummeled to a comparative size. To improve starch processing and give satisfactory powerful fiber, the proposal is to slice to .75" hypothetical length with underlying roller freedom of 0.12".

  2. Sharp Knives

For the harvesting, proper sharp knives are required. These knives prevent the shredding of silage. This help in more uniform chop. This allows for maximum forage compaction, good fermentation, and sufficient practical size to prevent health problem in the cow.

  1. Rapidly filling of silos help to eliminate air from the feed. To prevent dark brown and black bands in the silo it should be filled within 7 days. Always fill the bunkers from back to front adding forge on a wedge. Not from bottom to top in layers.

  2. Tightly Packed Silage

Always pack the silage so tightly, this helps them to ferment more easily. Tightly packed silage is containing fewer yeasts and molds than loosely packed silage. Packaging silage helps in decreasing the size of oxygen pocket so that the cow can use fermentation end product which helps them to produce better milk.

  1. Cover the Silo immediately

Piles of Silage need to be covered with 6 mils plastic traps. This is weighted with tires.

  1. At least give 3 to 4 weeks before feeding

So these are the tips to achieve high quality Corn Silage. Visit here to know the step followed by best silage company to produce silage click here How to produce silage?

0 Comments
2019/02/25
07:51 UTC

2

Corn Silage | Silage Ensiling Process

Corn silage is a very popular food for animals. This gives a higher amount of energy to animal health. This silage is filled with high energy proteins. Silages are easily digestible. So the dairy farmers prefer this as the best food for cow and cattle. Visit here to know more about Silage.

Let's have a look at the structure of corn silage.

Corn silage has a light, pleasant smell also having slight vinegar odor. The colour should be slightly brown to dark green.

Visit here to know more about Silage.

Corn silage Ensiling Process

The cells of the corn plant are as yet alive and relaxing. This breathing by plant cells and microorganisms produce carbon dioxide and heat by utilizing the air. When carbon dioxide is increased, an anaerobic condition is shaped in the silo. When the respiration of the plant stops the bacteria start the fermentation process.

If a lot of air is available or if carbon dioxide escapes, the respiration process still continues and the plant cells will utilize excessively sugar and starches or carbohydrates. This squanders supplements required by the alluring microbes to "pickle" or save the green material as silage. This is the reason pressing and covering the following filling is imperative.

If the moisture is high in the forage then seepage takes place. This usually reaches on its pick about the fourth day after ensiling. In a perfect world, dampness substance of the scrounges going into the storehouse ought to be adequately low to avert drainage misfortune. Then again, silage that is too dry may not pack enough and a higher misfortune from aging and forms will happen.

When breath by the plant cells stops, acidic and lactic acids are delivered by microbes that feed on the accessible starches and basic sugars in this hacked corn. For attractive microorganisms, the silage needs the avoidance of air, temperatures between 80 degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit and starches and sugars for nourishment.

Maturation will proceed until enough corrosive is created to stop the bacterial activity. The ideal level of causticity, a pH of about 4.2, ought to happen inside 3 weeks after the storehouse is filled.

Three various types of silage might be perceived by the temperature amid aging:

Under heated silage is dreary green in shading and has a solid scent, disgusting delicate tissues and a pH of 5 or above.

Overheated silage ranges from dark colored to dark and as a rule, have a caramel smell of marginally consumed sugar.

Appropriately warmed silage is light green to yellow in shading and has a vinegar type scent, firm plant tissues, and a pH beneath 4.5.

On the off chance that inappropriate pressing licenses excessively air to be caught in the silage mass, or if air saturates the material, or if a lot of dampness is available, inadequate corrosive will allow bothersome microorganisms to deliver butyric corrosive. These microscopic organisms devour sugars, protein and lactic corrosive as they duplicate. The arrangement of butyric corrosive will raise the pH and maturation proceeds until all the promptly accessible vitality is depleted. That is the reason the smell of malodorous spread (butyric corrosive) demonstrates low-quality silage that is low in vitality.

Visit here to know more about Silage.

0 Comments
2019/02/19
07:41 UTC

4

My fellow harvesting crew. I just loved taking this picture of the lineup

0 Comments
2018/10/13
22:31 UTC

5

McHale V640 in NE Victoria, Australia

0 Comments
2018/10/03
12:18 UTC

2

McHale Fusion Vario in Garvoc Victoria

0 Comments
2018/10/03
11:15 UTC

6

We made oatlage a couple weeks ago.

0 Comments
2018/07/19
02:14 UTC

5

An interesting title...

0 Comments
2018/07/10
02:21 UTC

2

It doesn't get any better than this....Silage in HD!

1 Comment
2015/07/17
07:59 UTC

2

our late fall silage.

1 Comment
2014/02/08
13:10 UTC

2

Can I ask ya'll a few questions about silage? I am not a farmer and I'm having trouble figuring this out.

What is the haylage? Do you use sorghum or just corn for silage? and are any legumes used for silage? Thanks in advance. How can I learn more about this online or can you recommend a good book?

3 Comments
2013/12/12
18:02 UTC

1

If your cows are scared tonight with all the fireworks...

Just give them some silage.

0 Comments
2013/11/01
04:34 UTC

Back To Top