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Wynnstay Clamp Silage Additive
Wynnstay Clamp delivers one million lactic acid-producing bacteria per gramme of grass treated – increasing fermentation efficiency. Don’t take chances with your silage – use Wynnstay Clamp to ensure fast and stable fermentation.
· Improves liveweight gain
· Improves milk yield and quality
· Improves voluntary intakes by 5%
· Improves protein and energy utilisation
· Improves fermentation
· Reduces effluent by 30%
Wynnstay Clamp comes in a 350g minimum weight foil sachet (weight may vary according to bacterial concentration) and should be mixed with water before use. Dissolve contents of one sachet of Wynnstay Clamp in 10 litres of cold clean water in a bucket and mix thoroughly. When completely dissolved make up to 100 litres with cold clean water.
<15˚C – 6 months
2 years frozen (-18˚C)
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Silage analysis from across the country has shown a wide variation in nutrient analysis, partly due to the challenging weather conditions impacting cutting times between farms. There have been some early first-cut silages, and then later first-cuts, which are quite different from each other in protein, energy and digestibility, according to Trouw GB’s silage-watch. This may pose feeding challenges to farmers moving between cuts this autumn, as well as large variability between farms, and consideration needs to be given to the balance of the ration to optimise rumen health and maintain performance.
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".