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Making quality silage

16 June 2021
Type Factsheet

A Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Fact Sheet

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Central to the success and profitability of all calf to beef systems is having high-quality silage of 72-74 DMD (dry matter digestibility), which can deliver the levels of animal performance needed without the need for excessive concentrate supplementation.

The key to consistently making high-quality silage is putting a plan in place, the steps of which are outlined below:

  1. Completing a budget
  2. Closing and cutting dates
  3. Pre-closing management
  4. Fertiliser
  5. Harvesting/ Preserving

Find out more about the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme here