How do I choose my silage film?
1. Will Silostop film do the job? Yes!
Silostop oxygen barrier film:
a.Prevents oxygen from entering the silage
b.Reduces shrink (invisible loss) and top spoilage (visible loss)
c.Is robust and resistant to physical damage
d.Promotes safety - less spoiled silage to discard - less personnel on silo
2. Will I get a return on my investment? Yes!
a.Trial results show Silostop will give 8% more dry matter in the top layer compared with conventional polyethylene film, worth £1 per square metre of top surface. This is a 3 to 4-fold return on investment in Silostop
b.I will save labour by having less waste silage to discard
3. Will my silage be higher quality? Yes!
Silostop oxygen barrier film gives:
a.Better silage fermentation profile in top layer
b.Enhanced aerobic stability of top layer during feed-out
c.Lower mould counts
d.Lower levels of mycotoxins
e.Lower counts of butyric acid bacteria spores
4. Will I get higher output? Yes!
a.More milk per kg of diet dry matter consumed
b.Potentially higher weight gains
c.Potentially more biogas per tonne of crop ensiled
5. Will my milk be higher quality? Yes!
a.Higher silage intake means more forage in the diet and potentially higher milk fat
b.Lower butyric acid bacterial spores in silage gives lower counts in milk and higher quality cheese
6. Will my livestock be healthier? Yes!
b.Mycosis and mycotoxicosis
f.Digestive upsets and off-feed animals
How do you choose your silage film?
•Price per square metre or high quality
•Effectiveness and efficient service
Silostop is proven to be the best silage film in the world
12 peer-reviewed research papers in scientific journals,
31 communications to scientific meetings.
Silostop oxygen barrier (OB) film, researched worldwide for over ten years, consistently improves silage quality and increases profit.
Compared to conventional polyethylene (PE) film, Silostop:
1.Reduces top layer loss, shrinkage and inedible waste silage during storage, especially near the sides of the silo or pile
2.Reduces total loss from baled silage during storage
3.Increases aerobic stability of silage in the top layer of the silo during feed-out
4.Improves hygienic quality of silage at feed-out through reduced counts of yeasts, moulds and mycotoxins; prevents butyric acid spore formation
5.Improves animal health and productivity by improving silage top layer quality and reducing risk of mycotoxicosis
6.Gives a positive net return on investment
Losses during storage and aerobic stability: Average results from a peer-reviewed meta-analysis of comparisons worldwide between Silostop and standard polyethylene film:
Note: Hours to 2°C rise in temperature above ambient.
All trials were with maize silage.
(Source: Wilkinson JM and Fenlon JS 2014. Grass and Forage Science, 69, 385-392)
Silostop Orange vs Conventional polyethylene cling film as underlay films beneath white on black top film covers for whole crop maize ensiled in 10,000-tonne capacity bunker silos. Average results from 3 trials in the People’s Republic of China: