For the Future of Farming


Silage quality challenge for 2017

Further analysis of this season’s first, second and subsequent cuts is now available and a picture reflecting the effects of a very varied season is emerging.

2017 early first cut analysis is classed as a category three silage. This means that it has a high milk yield potential and digestible protein content compared to 2016. To give an example, 10 kgs silage DM could yield one litre of milk more than in 2016. Class three silage offers higher milk yield potential but can require careful balancing to optimise rumen health.

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