Lactation responses of dairy cows to whole-crop wheat or ryegrass silages
All Wales Clamp silage
WINNER was Haverfordwest milk producer Andrew Reed, who has a 280-cow herd plus youngstock and an 95-head pedigree Texel flock on his 370-acre unit.
When estimating the amount of silage
required - bear in mind most cows eat in the region of 3-3.
Hence, the moisture contents of FVR are high; the silage
making is not simple.
Mr Parry, a member of Upper Severn Grassland Society, produced clamp silage
which was able to meet most of his livestock feed demands.
Eblex Beef & Sheep Scientist, Dr Liz Genever, said: "Instead of placing the primary emphasis on improving silage
quality as has so often been the case with improvement advice in the past, the decision-making initiative focuses attention on making the silage
they need at the least possible cost.
Launch meetings created an opportunity to promote, educate about and differentiate Buchneri 500 from other silage
spoils instead of properly fermenting there is an opportunity for botulism bacteria to form.
About a third to half of all dairy farmers use silage
inoculants to speed up the fermentation process, spending about $1 per wet ton of crop each year for these inoculants.
05) in all treated silages
compared to the CON silage
, however, there was no difference (p>0.
is a key crop in the production of meat and milk from Welsh farms and the Clamp and Big Bale silage
competitions, run by the RWAS and the Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies, is one of the most eagerly contested in Welsh farming.
This is the advice from EBLEX - the industry body for English beef and lamb levy payers - who stress that palatable and nutritious grass silage
can be made throughout September and into October in most years providing sufficient care is taken.