Planning for Spring Silage
Technical Specialist Pasture Production
Making spring silage will depend on seasonal conditions that enable a genuine surplus of forage to grow or a major problem in cropping areas such as drought, late frost or hail where silage may be a salvage exercise. Choice of silage method will depend on machinery and contractors available and relative cost. While bulk chopped silage may be a cheap option, wrapped bales will always incur the cost of plastic and therefore must be of premium feed quality to be profitable.