Spring 2013 Newsletter – Cereal Silage – Under-rated

Barley, Triticale, Wheat. All types of cereal crops thrive in the Canterbury climate. Cereal silage has always been subject to mixed opinions from farmers. A lot of this could be attributed to incorrect processing or trying to turn a failed grain crop into silage. Like with any high quality supplement you need to start with a good crop and harvest at the right time using the right method. Chopping, inoculants and compaction (either in a stack or bale) are all essential to producing the best product possible. We have cereal silage areas available this year, give me a ring to discuss.