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Seven steps for a quality late first cut silage

On many farms first cut silage is made mid-late June or sometimes even early July, and experts at the Silage Advisory Centre believe there is no reason why such a late first cut should not be of equally high quality in terms of energy, protein and fermentation as many of those silages produced on farms in the first weeks of May.

Preparation of silage fields should already have been considered. In this article, the Silage Advisory Centre (SilAC) provides some useful tips to optimize fertiliser applications for high quality silage production.

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