This year, Ecosyl are encouraging livestock producers to get ahead of the game and have introduced an early order offer for their range of silage additives – all of which are available from Wynnstay.
Silage additives can make a noticeable difference to the quality of your silage and help boost on-farm margins by increasing forage quality. Ecosyl additives are effective in maintaining the nutritional quality of silage, whether clamp, big bale, maize or whole crop.
Although additives are important when silage-making is challenged by certain issues, such as poor weather conditions or soil contamination – it should be remembered that applying additives can also maintain and protect the nutritional value of good quality silage. For example, trials which were carried out using a high sugar perennial ryegrass ensiled under ideal conditions, treated either with a homofermentative inoculant, or with no additive at all, showed an increase in sugar content equivalent to adding £3 of molasses per tonne of silage (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, 2012).
Using Ecosyl silage additives produces better quality silage with better aerobic stability:
- Better quality silage – Silage quality has a major influence on animal performance because it represents a significant proportion of an animal’s ration
- Better aerobic stability – Substantial DM losses and reduced palatability can be associated with the activity of spoilage organisms causing heating and moulding of silage, which impacts on animal performance
Attention to detail at every step in the ensiling process is required to make the best quality silage and to make sure that you are getting the full benefits from your additive.
Order your Ecosyl with your specialist Wynnstay before the 31st December 2017 and claim your FREE WATERPROOF TROUSERS*.
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Contact your local Wynnstay specialist for more information or ring the Arable & Forage Department on:
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*Offer applies to orders above 400TT. Only one pair of free trousers per customer.