On the Farm – Cutting and Making Silage

Silage production on a farm involves the process of preserving forage crops as fodder for livestock.

It begins by harvesting the crops at their optimal stage of growth, typically when the plants have high nutrient content. The harvested material is then chopped into small pieces and packed tightly into a silo or bale.

The tightly packed forage creates an anaerobic environment, allowing it to ferment and preserve its nutrients.

Silage Harvest
Silage Harvest 2

We produce 3 types of silage:

  1. Lucerne Silage is made from the legume plant, Lucerne, which is rich in protein.
  2. Grass Silage utilizes various grass species, offering a balance of nutrients.
  3. Herbal Ley silage includes a mixture of grasses and diverse herb species including chicory, clover grass and sanfine, This is deep rooting and Nitrogen fixing promoting biodiversity and providing a range of nutritional benefits for our livestock.

Silage production ensures a reliable source of nutritious feed year-round, allowing us to sustain their animals during periods of scarcity or adverse weather conditions.