Silage has the whiff of danger

The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
02 Nov 18 The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
01 Nov 18 When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
30 Oct 18 At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible.
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as...
With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems.
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface.
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the...
The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
22 Sep 17 The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
21 Sep 17 If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries to be nice about this subject.
19 Sep 17 No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries...
THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
15 Sep 17  1 THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
13 Sep 17 PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
Farmers need to to be mindful of safety when transporting and storing square hay bales on farm.
31 Aug 17 Farmers need to to be mindful of safety when transporting and storing square hay bales on farm.
GippsDairy is warning farmers to test hay quality, with some loads arriving with low metabolisable energy (ME).
30 Aug 17 GippsDairy is warning farmers to test hay quality, with some loads arriving with low metabolisable energy (ME).
A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...