If you didn’t look at reseeding last spring, this autumn could be an ideal time to invest in your forage quantity and quality.
When it comes to producing good quality, nutritious silage small things can make a big difference. This is especially true of mistakes. A shortcut or a small oversight can ultimately result in silage that is unusable due to insufficient dry matter content or worse, silage that is dangerous to herd health because of mould growth and the likely presence of mycotoxins or Listeria.
Many farmers have come to accept some issues, particularly with mould, as inevitable and as a necessary evil. The reality is however, it's all too often caused by someone committing one of a number of silage "sins".
With the drive to boost milk from forage, research has shed new light on multi-cut silage. Volac expert, Peter Smith, explains.