Silage Advice

How important is clamp management?

The quality of your silage can make the difference between profit and loss so it is well worthwhile putting in some extra effort to ensure you make it properly.  Clamp management is one of the most important aspects of the silage making process.

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  • Line the silo walls – allow a 2m overlap with top sheet
  • Fill fast in thin layers – max 15cm (6 inches)
  • Compact well
  • Do not overfill
  • Seal quickly
  • Weight top sheet well
  • Sheet overnight or if bad weather stops harvest

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