When silage quality is not as expected, it's essential that the cause or causes are identified as soon as possible. Changes to the silage making process can then be devised to rectify problems. The most common challenges are listed below.
Using a proven, quality inoculant adds a large population of the good microbes to the ensiled crop to dominate the ensiling process. The end result is better dry matter and nutrient retention and the production of better quality, more palatable silages.
Understanding and implementing silage safety guidelines will ensure reduced risk for employees and visitors. Producers can then focus on the numerous benefits high-quality, safely ensiled forage has on-farm productivity.