Silage Advice

How long should I leave between cuts?

In the UK five to six weeks is usually required for regrowth if the traditional three or four, high-yielding cuts are to be made. If quality is more important to you than quantity you might consider cutting more often for a lower yield of higher feed value forage. This material is harder to ensile wet without an additive and will benefit from wilting. Remember that more cuts require more labour and the overall yield will be lower but cutting a younger crop means less delay in regrowth.

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