Silage Advice

Golden rules for making bales

  • Wilt to at least 30% in 24h
  • Rake up to form box swaths of uniform width and density
  • Make dense, well-shaped bales
  • Net to the edge (or over) so no soft air traps
  • Wrap within 2 hours
  • Use a good quality wrap
  • Consider using a lighter colour of wrap
  • Use enough layers of wrap
  • Don’t leave them in the field
  • Handle gently and as little as possible after wrapping

Making bales