A silage stack represents a large investment, and forage spoilage can result in significant financial losses.
Now that the maize harvest is underway, it is important that the chopped material is compacted into a stack or bunker, covered and sealed as rapidly as possible to ensure the best silage feed value. A stack that is airtight is one that will have minimal spoilage, which is where Webbline comes in, offering both SILOPROTECT silage stack covers and SILOBOX oxygen barrier covers to ensure maximum protection for your silage stack.
As soon as your silage stack is compacted, get it covered as soon as possible to exclude as much air as possible, then seal the joints using Webbline silage tape. Try to avoid large overlaps where the covers join as condensation can form between the layers of plastic and drip into the silage causing spoilage. Weigh down your silage cover firmly with tyres that are touching or sand bags placed closely together.
Holes in the cover can be caused by birds and vermin, and will expose your silage to the air and cause spoilage, so inspect your stack regularly and mend any holes with silage tape.