What happens if silage is too dry?

What happens if silage is too dry?

Much like silage, if harvested too wet, seepage may occur; if harvested too dry it will not pack well which will cause excessive spoilage.

Who makes the best silage baler?

What is the best round baler for your farm?

  • John Deere 459 Round Baler. ...
  • John Deere 469 Round Baler. ...
  • John Deere 559 Round Baler. ...
  • John Deere 569 Round Baler. ...
  • John Deere 569 Silage Special Baler. ...
  • John Deere 854 Silage Baler. ...
  • John Deere 569 Premium Round Baler.
  • John Deere 469 Premium Round Baler. The next options for Deere round balers are the premium 469 and 569.

What makes a baler a silage special?

A “silage baler” is exactly what it sounds like – a specially equipped baler built to handle the demanding job of making heavy, high-moisture crops into high-density bales of hay that can easily be wrapped for the best possible storage and fermentation.

How do you test dry matter in silage?

Microwave Method

  1. Gather a silage sample, gram scale, paper plate or bowl, glass of water and microwave oven.
  2. Place glass of water in the back corner of microwave.
  3. Dry paper plate in over on high power for 1 – 1.

    When should I give test silage?

    six to eight weeks

    How dry should silage be?

    The lesser the density of the swath after mowing, the faster the wilt. Crops mown early in the season and without further treatment dry very well on top, to about 3 - 5 leaves depth only, in the first 24 – 36 hours! Dust, mud or manure + silage = foul silage (reduced palatability and quality)!

    What is dry matter in silage?

    Dry matter (DM %) - This is the amount of silage material after water has been removed. Generally the higher the dry matter the higher the potential intake of silage. However silages that are too dry can give rise to moulds and heating.

    What is the D value of grass?

    It is measured in megajoules of energy per kilogram of forage dry matter (MJ/ kg DM). ME is directly correlated with digestibility because any feed has to be digestible in order for the energy to be available. One percentage point of D-value equates to 0.

    What pH is silage?

    3.