What should you know about silage when raising animals?

silage baling and wrapping machine / hay baler

The silage is a kind of coarse feed obtained by crushing grass or straw with a moisture content of 65% to 75%. At the same time, it can be obtained by suppressing the breed of bacteria through the fermentation of anaerobic lactic acid bacteria in a closed and anoxic condition. The silage smells sour, and it is soft and juicy with good palatability. What’s more, it is rich in nutrients, and is conducive to long-term preservation. All in all, it is an excellent feed for livestock, so silage baling machine in Pakistan is very popular.

The advantage of silage-silage baling machine in Pakistan

Silage, which is a plant-based feed with high water content, is fully sealed and fermented. It is mainly used to feed ruminants. Silage is more resistant to storage than fresh feed, and has stronger nutritional content than dry feed. In addition, the silage storage area is small, and it is not easy to ignite.

Development of silage-silage baling machine in Pakistan

In northern China, forage shortage will occur in autumn and winter, especially fresh green fodder. Most farmers feed animals with hay. The nutrition of hay is not high and the taste is not good. However, the processed silage is not only fresh and delicious, but also solves the problem of forage shortage in autumn and winter.

Traditionally, after the crops are harvested, a large number of crop stalks are discarded or burned. Under this case, it wastes resources and pollutes the environment, which obeys the sustainable development of the economy and society to some extent.

By crushing the straw by silage baling machine in Pakistan and then wrapping it into bundles, it can not only save feed costs, but also promote a virtuous cycle of agriculture. it is a highly effective method to use wasted resource.

The classification of silage

General silage

The grass and straw are chopped, compacted and sealed, and the lactic acid bacteria are multiplied in an anaerobic environment, thereby turning starch and soluble sugar in the feed into lactic acid. When lactic acid accumulates to a certain concentration, it inhibits the growth of spoilage bacteria and preserves nutrients inside silage.

Low moisture silage

The feed has a low moisture content, which keeps the microorganisms in a dry state and then inhibits its growth and reproduction. The microorganisms in the feed are weakly fermented and the nutrients are not decomposed, thereby achieving the purpose of preserving nutrients.

Additive silage

It is to add some additives during silage time to affect the fermentation of silage.Adding various soluble carbohydrates, inoculating lactic acid bacteria and adding enzyme preparations, etc. can promote lactic acid fermentation, quickly producing a large amount of lactic acid. At this time, its pH will quickly reach the requirements (3.8 ~ 4.2). Or adding various acids and bacteriostatic agents can inhibit spoilage bacteria and other microorganisms that are not beneficial to the growth of silage, improving the silage effect.

In the recent years, a growing number of Pakistani farmers import silage baler machine from China, and they want to take full advantage of wasted straw, that’s why silage baling machine in Pakistan is badly needed.

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