Quality Grass Silage
- Building Forage Stocks through August/September
- Contract Silage Production Agreement (PDF)
- Whole Crop Cereal Silage (PDF)
- Forage Crops (PDF)
Over 85% of farms in Ireland make silage each year. Grass silage accounts for 20-25% of total annual feed per cow on well-run dairy farms, and up to 30% of total feed on beef farms depending on the production systems in place. The primary challenge for farmers is to maximise silage yield while at the same time achieving target silage quality for production system on the farm.
Calculate your silage requirements for next winter
Other useful resources
- Quality Grass Silage for Dairy and Beef Production Systems
- Fertilising 2nd Cut Grass Silage
- Optimising N, P & K for Grass Silage
- Fertiliser advice for silage
- Use Fertiliser to increase May Grass Growth to maximise Silage Stocks
Martin Davin from Rathdowney talks through the steps of cutting silage on his farm in May 2018
Gary Fisher,Teagasc talks to Alistair Doherty, Co.Donegal about what he needs from the grass and the weather before before he will start mowing. What fertilser was spread and and what is put on the grass after it's been cut.