Grass silage use on the way back

Padfield, Emily
December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/1/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 22, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports that the use of grass silage is set to regain ground lost to concentrate feedstuffs and continue as the common ensiled forage in Ireland. The role of forages within the system should be considered in terms of relative total production costs, revenues from the sale of meat and farm profits. Any potential benefits between maize and grass silage depend in the grain yield. Nutritive value is constant until grain has reached the hard-cheddar stage of 55%.


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