Maximising the Quality of Second Cut Silage Crops

Provita’s Tommy Armstrong has confirmed to Farming Life that a significant number of second cut silage crops will be ready for harvesting over the coming days.

 “Given that the current warm, dry conditions are likely to continue well into next week, a twelve hour wilt is more than sufficient,” he stressed. If cut forage is left in the field for 24 hours, then the likelihood of it losing too much moisture and then heating at feed out is particularly strong.” 

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