Tag Archives: Silage

November 1, 2014

Tackling Thermoduric Bacteria in Silages

Thermoduric bacteria are those that can survive high temperatures, such as during pasteurisation, and can cause spoilage in dairy products.  The most common thermoduric bacteria are spore forming Bacillus and Clostridium species, which are widespread in the farm environment. One major route of contamination can be from cows eating soil or poor quality silage, producing [...]
Forage, Publications
September 1, 2014

Silage Inoculants – Investment or Expense?

There is a tendency to undervalue silages, both in terms of feed value and the true costs of growing and ensiling them.  Consequently, many farmers do not pay enough attention to making and using them for maximum benefit. The cost of land has to be included when calculating growing costs.  If debt free, then opportunity [...]
Forage, Publications
February 1, 2014

Maize & WCC Silage Making

High dairy payouts have encouraged more use of maize and whole crop silages, to increase milk yields by balancing diets, filling feed gaps, maintaining pasture cover, extending lactations, and increasing condition on cows.  Silages need to be made and conserved well, and used efficiently to generate increased profits for dairy farmers, as they are not [...]
Forage, Maize Seed, Publications
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