Silage

Silage

A Quintessential for goat farming as it acts as a preservation method for green fodder in anaerobic conditions can be stored for as long as 6months with high nutritional values . Silage is fermented, high-moisture fodder that contains high nutritional values. Silage is cut green plant material that is sealed in a concrete pit without air and water. Silage can be stored for approximately two years and still have up to 85% of the energy and protein value of the original fodder crop. Silage preparation is one of the important methods for storage of green fodder for Goatary& it is necessary to adopt this method by Indian goat farmers on large scale in situations like drought or heavy rainfall or scarcity of fodder.

To prepare best quality silage, cereal green fodder like Green fodder maize, Fodder sorghum, Bajara, Hybrid Napier, Sugar cane tops, Oat, Marwel etc are required. Preference for cereal green fodder (monocotyledons) is due to it has more sugar content than protein, as sugar is utilised in fermentation process to make lactic acid by microorganisms. These cereal fodder crops have hard stem, which takes more time for drying in making hay of these crops, so it is better to use these kinds of crops for making silage.

We prepare best quality sailage from Maize contract farming through our associated farmers.

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