Ensiling during wet conditions - considerations

Murray Dairy has compiled considerations that should be made around ensiling in wet conditions.

Silage held in a mans hand, onfarm
1. Ensiling very wet forage (<25% dry matter) or soil contaminated forage is likely to result in a poor-quality silage.
2. The risk for production of harmful toxins during the fermentation process under these conditions is very high. These toxins affect production and pose an animal health risk.

3. Use of silage inoculants during harvest and mycotoxin binders at feed out are recommended under these conditions, but they are not a silver bullet.
If in doubt seek further advice from your local service provider or contact Murray Dairy for more information. 

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