A sum of 3 events on bast use in creation top-quality silage are set to take place in a north-west of a nation subsequent week.
The events – patrician Silage 75 – are being hosted in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal and are Department of Agriculture, Knowledge Transfer (KT) authorized beef, sheep and dairy events.
According to Teagasc’s drystock business and record confidant Tom Coll: “Silage 75 outlines a transparent and elementary stairs that farmers contingency adopt to safeguard they have an adequate supply of top-quality silage for 2019.”
The initial Silage 75 eventuality will take place on Monday, May 20, on a plantation of Kieran and Caroline Henry, in Toberscarden, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.
On Tuesday, May 21, a eventuality comes to Co. Leitrim to a plantation of Gerry McCartin, Kiltygerry, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.
Finally, on Friday, May 24, Silage 75 will be on a plantation of Wayne Armstrong, Quigley’s point, Co. Donegal.
Continuing, Coll explained: “75% dry matter digestibility (DMD) is a aim that all farmers should be aiming for when creation silage.
Silage is not a inexpensive stand to make generally in a form of turn bales. Making high DMD silage can dramatically revoke combine use on farms.
Concluding, Coll noted: “Delayed harvesting, low commission of ryegrass in a sward, passed root during a bottom of a sward and a stand camp can fast revoke a intensity 75 DMD stand to low 60’s over a comparatively brief duration of time.”