Ecosyl additives such as Ecocool have been shown to typically reduce the fermentation losses by half and also to improve aerobic stability, keeping the silage cooler for longer. In addition, the Ecosyl range has a considerable weight of evidence from independent feeding trials which demonstrate improved animal performance for dairy, beef and sheep.
Wynnstay has a proud history of supplying quality seed to our farm customers and as we move into a new era of smart sustainable farming, Wynnstay is set to make sure that customers have the best seed technology and advice available to them. Whether it is over the phone, email or on-farm we have a dedicated seed team across the UK servicing their needs.
Maize is a crop which responds well to careful management and it is also influenced by weather conditions during the entire growing season, explains Dr Simon Pope, Crop Protection Manager for Wynnstay.
Dr Simon Pope, Wynnstay crop protection manager, is urging growers to give some careful thought to the nutrition of their maize crops, following days of torrential rainfall in June, to ensure a maximum return on investment in 2019’s harvest.
A key factor in producing quality forage is a carefully planned reseeding programme revolving around the core principle that you should aim to reseed 15% of the farm each year. It is estimated that reseeding costs £250/ acre, making it a major investment, which requires attention to detail throughout the process. The starting point to this is selecting the right grass seed mixture which will suit your end requirements.
Growing maize under film could provide producers with benefits worth more than £200 per hectare (ha) compared to conventional methods. According to Wynnstay dairy specialist Mark Price, the improved nutritional value of maize silage grown under film, outweighs the increased growing costs.
Maize is a high value cropping choice for dairy and beef producers with its high starch and fermentable energy content. However, it can be relatively costly to grow so it pays to consider all the elements required for a successful crop, ahead of planting. If you are growing maize this year careful planning is the key to ensure the best possible return on investment.