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Silage: Top ten with the first try

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Attention to key management aspects such as compaction, cutting at the most optimal time and feed-out with minimal wastage...

Trends in the 2021 silage competition

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Plaas Media’s 2021 Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition once again produced interesting data. The competition, which is in its...

Read your livestock mags online

We kick the new year off with a fresh new look for Stockfarm and Veeplaas. You can buy the new copies online. The January...

Trends in the 2020 silage competition: Maize silage raises the bar

As was the case in previous years, the 2020 Plaas Media and Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition once again saw good participation nationwide. This...

Winter and summer grains used for silage

In South Africa there is a wide variety of crops that you can utilise for silage purposes. However, each crop type delivers different yields and offer...

Silage production can be a lifeline during a drought

Silage production has been around for at least 3 000 years and is used as a natural source of forage for both sheep and cattle....

Every silage analysis tells a story

Every so often a producer or his nutritionist has to analyse his silage. Part of the Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition, hosted by Stockfarm/Veeplaas,...