BGS’s George Fisher on Managing Clamp Silage

BGS’s George Fisher on Managing Clamp Silage

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BGS’s George Fisher on Managing Clamp Silage

Dr George Fisher has contributed an advice article on managing clamp silage to this month’s Forage for Knowledge, a DairyCo production. In it he points out three key tips for maximising the use of high quality silage:

1) Consider analysing your silage several times throughout the season – there is research showing that its status changes in the clamp over time.

2) Manage the clamp face – try to reduce exposure as oxygen will affect silage quality, cause the clamp to heat-up and reduce palatability.

3) Keep it clean – try to reduce wastage by monitoring intakes and clean up any old remains in the feed passage to encourage the cattle not to reject feed.

The full article can be viewed here.



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