Q&A: What to do with mouldy silage in the bunker?

In practice, all moldy feed should be discarded to compost.  Although only a small number of molds are detrimental to animal health, it’s not possible to formally identify the risk on farm, so a sensible precaution is to remove all moldy silage from feed. It should be remembered that the area directly beneath the moldy area will also be impacted by molds and may negatively affect the animal. The discarded, spoiled silage can also be put onto the field or used in biogas plants, but if it is ‘piled’ for later disposal it should be kept away from the bunker so that the mold cannot blow onto the silage face.

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