Friday, 26 April 2013

Corn Silage

 

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Today we are chopping the corn crop for silage to store in the pits to be fed out at a later date for the cattle. The photo above is a pit ready to store the silage in. The silage will keep for years this way but we feed it out regularly to the cattle to grow and fatten on.

 

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The corn crop standing and now the chopper is in action. Some precision driving is required here.

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DSC_0558The silage has to be pushed up and rolled to pack it down and get the air out to preserve it.By the end of the day the pit should be full. DSC_0579DSC_0562

The silage is then fed out with the feed wagon into the troughs for the cattle to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. A farmers work is never done!!! Great idea.

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