PRE-CUT GRASS AUDIT
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TIMING!
Silage making is a complex process involving many different criteria which, if managed correctly, results in high quality and well fermented silage.
Care must be taken to ensure the grass entering the silage clamp is of the highest quality and a pre-cut grass audit provides a key indicator for when to cut. We guarantee a 24 hour turnaround time from receipt of sample to results.
DIETARY COMPONENT (NIRS)1
The dietary component analysis will report sugars in the grass, a key indicator for the best time to cut. Sugars are essential fuel for the fermentation process and will increase the chance of good fermentation occurring.
(NIRS)1 Near-infrared Spectroscopy
High levels of nitrates increase the “buffering capacity” of the grass making it more difficult to achieve the ideal ensiled pH of 4.2.
YOUR AUDIT WILL INCLUDE …
- Dietary component report
- Nitrates report
No matter how good the fermentation process is, the quality of silage will only be as good as the grass from which it is made.
Understanding the nutritional value of your pre-cut grass will give you the best possible chance of success in making good quality silage.
ALL CROP BACTERIAL SILAGE INOCULANT
HM Inoculant® is a silage additive/preservative which induces rapid and cool fermentation to reduce the loss of energy components in forage. This not only reduces your silage losses, but HM Inoculant® treatment also increases the gross energy and digestibility of forage.