Silage

Silage

Every kilo will count!

Silage Surface Protector- Saving the top layer of silage today for next winter. Save time, save money!

The cost of fertilizing and cutting a ton of silage will exceed €20 per ton this season. Research shows that it takes 3 feet settled silage to make 1 foot of waste. On a silage pit 30ft x 50ft x 6″ of this would result in 50 tons of silage having to be dumped. At a conservative value of €25 per ton, this results in financial loss of some €1250 to the farmer concerned, not to mention the labour involved in removing the waste from the pit.

Yields a 6:1 return on investment: €1,250 in waste silage, less cost of product €250= €1,000 Saving. 

• Sila- Save will reduce the amount of surface silage waste
• Sila-Save saves labour at feeding time
• Sila-Save will save valuable feed for next winter
• Sila-Save is a proven product

HOW TO: Apply SilaSave

WHY SILASAVE?

Silage at the top of the pit is difficult to preserve, even with adequate rolling and sealing, air pockets often remain between grass and the cover. The second major reason is during the fermentation process heat is produced which rises carrying with it water vapour. This water vapour condenses when it reaches the plastic at the top of the pit. This makes the silage wetter at the top of the pit and thus more difficult to preserve.

The combination of air and wet silage and heat make an ideal environment for yeasts and fungi to multiply. These consume the nutrients present in the silage causing the silage to rot and form the black layer often seen in silage pits.

SILASAVE PRESERVATION CAPACITY

SilaSave contains a blend of mould inhibitors with 6 times the preservation capacity of salt allowing SilaSave to penetrate 6” beneath the surface of the silage pit. 

Sila Save- Silage Protector

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Declan Murphy farms in Effin, Kilmallock, Co, Limerick alongside his wife Eileen and son Kieran. Together, they farm approximately 125 Holstein Friesian milking cows producing an average yield of 7,700 litres.

On farm, producing a crop of good quality silage is extremely important to maintain, especially as silage can be expensive. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that minimal waste is produced.

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Michael Freeney, the third generation farming 180 acres at Derrydonnell, Oranmore, Co Galway. Michael along with his father Jackie farm approximately 100 pedigree Holstein dairy cows.  Of these, 80 cows constantly produce an average 305 Day lactation, producing 9,000 Litres of milk, 3.89% butter fat and 3.24% Protein. The primary market for this farm’s produce is the Galway liquid milk market.

Sila Save For Maize

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John Walsh, pictured with his 2 sons, Sean and Fergal, is supplying Barryroe Coop in West Cork and is milking 250 cows. John grows about 16 acres of Maize every year to compliment the cow’s diet for his spring calving herd. 

Find out how John Walsh got on with using Silasave on his Maize crop

Interested in talking to us?

For further information contact our technical sales manager in your area:

SAM SWEETNAM

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER – MUNSTER
T: (086) 043 7153

LIAM LACEY

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER – LEINSTER
T: (086) 770 2570

KEVIN CONROY

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER – CONNACHT
T: (083) 159 1892