Silage Analysis'

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
This year with Arla advocating a 5 cut forage plan thought it would be interesting to see and compare silage analysis' to see the potential benefits etc. Only one pit here so two cuts done, first done on 1 June, little rain on first 20 acre next day 120 got good. Additive used.
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crap picture :oops:
 

cowcrazy

Member
Location
SE Cornwall
Preview attachment F-013708 Jim Peet The Watch 761 5 6 2017 Grass Silage.pdf


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Too dry for my liking, not properly fermented, hoping i was a bit quick taking the sample (2.5 weeks).

2nd cut taken 36 days after 1st, no analysis yet would have liked it a week earlier but there was no chance.


We are aiming for 27% DM here. Feeds so much better and get greater DM intakes. This year the greatest challenge has been not getting it too dry, needed to cut and row up straight behind the mower to achieve it.
 

cowcrazy

Member
Location
SE Cornwall
2 clamps of 1st cut here

DM 27.6
CP 12.8
D value 75.8
ME 12.1
pH 4.0
Intake 109.3

DM 31.5
CP 11.2
D value 74.0
ME 11.8
pH 3.9
Intake 107.5


We havn't sampled ours yet but cut on 21/04, 22/05 and 3rd cut on 22/06 predominately PRG leys so pretty hopeful of some quality stuff each cut was taken during days of hot sun and additive added.
 

Bramble

Member
2 clamps of 1st cut here

DM 27.6
CP 12.8
D value 75.8
ME 12.1
pH 4.0
Intake 109.3

DM 31.5
CP 11.2
D value 74.0
ME 11.8
pH 3.9
Intake 107.5

Cut 9th-14th May, 2nd cut done 10 days ago. Did it with our own gear this year after a bit of a disaster with a contractor last year (breakdowns/late getting here/grass on floor for 3 days). Had one clamp done by them, 1000 tonnes of 1st cut of

DM 58.2
CP 11.7
D value 60.8
ME 9.7
pH 4.6

It was quite an expensive winter once we had finished the good stuff we had made in the other clamp!!!
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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