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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...

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...

Dairy cows: Overcoming fodder flow shortages in winter

Kikuyu grazing into which ryegrass is sown in autumn, is the most common grazing system in the milk producing areas of the Southern Cape....

VIDEO: How to make a silage corer

A silage corer is an important tool in the silage sampling process. You can easily make your own corer and take accurate silage samples....

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...

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,...