Excellent quality silage will slash concentrate feed bills

Weather permitting, renowned Co Down suckler beef producer Sam Chesney will be cutting silage in a fortnight. But it’s the performance of silage made four years ago that has really caught his attention over recent days.

“Like many farmers I ran out of last year’s silage stocks some time ago and had no option but to feed out from a pit that was made back in 2009,” he explained.

“And I was totally surprised at just how good its feeding value is. In fact, the forage is as well preserved today as it was when first ensiled. I attribute this, for the most part, to the use of Provita’s Advance inoculant, which we have applied to all the silage crops made on the farm for the past decade.”

Sam went on to highlight the tremendous benefits to be gained from making good quality silage.

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