What farmers need to know to save money and reduce waste
May, 2023 — Temperatures are warming up, which means producers are gearing up to plant crops for silage. The most critical factor in maintaining high-quality silage and minimizing product loss is the control of oxygen exposure. Silostop Agri, a global leader in silage protection, has tips producers can use to protect stored silage from oxygen ingress, which can result in over 20% Dry Matter (DM) loss via spoilage.
Silage Sunblock: Protect silage from UV rays. In addition to thin oxygen barrier underlay plastic, it’s important to use an anti- UV cover to protect silage. Silostop Agri offers reusable anti-UV covers offering 99% shading, eliminating the need for black and white plastic covers that aren’t reusable. Investing in reusable anti-UV covers can help farmers save money in the long run while also reducing waste.
Don’t let it breathe: Use wall plastic on bunkers. Investing in wall plastic provides an added layer of protection to reduce dry matter losses. An advanced 7-layer film prevents ingress of oxygen from silo walls, eliminates waste on the edge and shoulders, and increases aerobic stability at feedout.
It’s in the bag: Utilize gravel bags instead of tires. Using reusable gravel bags helps create a much better seal along the silage edges compared to tires. Silostop Agri recommends Silostop Gravel Bags, filled with pea sized gravel, around the edges of the silo, along any overlaps and cross hatched all over the pile.
Watch this video to learn more about Silostop Agri’s complete silage protection system, which helps farmers reduce silage loss and protect their bottom line.
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