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Silage: Why it is important to analyze

June 1, 2023
By Katie Evans | AHDB

Understanding the grass quality will enable you to plan for silage fermentation and help you plan your grass and forage throughout the season. It will also allow you to optimise feed value and livestock productivity.

The challenge is to produce enough winter forage at an appropriate quality for the stock that is going to eat it.

What are the benefits of a nutritional evaluation?

The quality of the silage will have a considerable impact on the nutrition and dry matter consumption of the livestock and, in turn, their performance.

Analysing silage samples helps determine the nutritional composition, including protein, fibre, energy content, and mineral levels. This information is crucial for formulating balanced diets for livestock, ensuring they receive adequate nutrition for growth, reproduction, and overall health. | READ MORE


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