Making silage has never been easy until the introduction of silage wrapping plastic materials. In the past, making silage was a nightmare. One needed to do a lot of work like for example, harvesting, chopping and stuffing the silage in a silage pit. However, with silage wrap, you do not need to do all these work.
Like for example, you want to make grass silage. The process will be straightforward. First, you need to harvest your grass or any other crop that you intend to use. Then after harvesting, you will use a baler that will make round bales. Once the bales are made, then you can wrap it using quality silage wrapping material. By covering the bales, you will be keeping the oxygen out and making it moisture-free. These are the needed conditions for quality silage.
The best thing about the modern way of making silage is that you don’t need to pay for the transportation. The silage can be made on the farm and left on the farm. The reason is that the wrapping products are waterproof and tear proof. It means that the silage bales will be safe from water damage and also will not tear as long as you handle the bales carefully.
Also, since these wrapping materials are UV stable, the harsh Australian sun will not damage the bale content which guarantees you of quality silage. Another benefit using the modern silage preservation method is that the farmer can be able to sell excess silage bales which is not possible when it comes to silage pits. By selling the excess silage bales, the farmer can make some money which can be used for other activities in the farm.
Besides the use of silage wrap, there is still another modern method of making silage. Let’s say you are making silage from corn. It will take a lot of time if you decide to use the silage wrapping material. Therefore experts have come up with the silage film. To use the silage film, you need to harvest corn and chop to the required pieces. Then you can cover the silage pit with silage film.
However, it is not a must to dig a silage pit. You can as well level the ground where you want to make your silage and spread your silage film. From there, put all your sale on the silage film and press to remove excess oxygen. Once you are done putting silage, you can then use the silage cover to cover the silage. After covering carefully, put some weight on the silage cover to ensure that the cover is intact. You can use tires to put pressure on the silage cover.