Silage Advice

With multi-cut, what's the best chop length?

With the leafier crop from multi-cut, there is a higher risk of slippage on the clamp therefore we recommend considering a chop length of at least 5cm, depending on dry matter. This gives structure to the clamp and can help increase fibre in the silage. Cutting very short crops of multi-cut grass won’t give you the forage you desire.

Cutting close upChop length should be varied according to DM and quality. If it is all young leafy material and 32% DM then 3-5cm. If it's 28-30 then 5cm minimum, but if it’s wetter and below 28 then it needs to increase in length even up to 10cm at 22% DM.