Handling & storage

Handling and Storage of Moist Co-Products and Moist Blends

  • Moist feed clamps should be on a clean concrete surface ideally with solid walls.
  • Line the walls with plastic sheets allowing for an overhang.
  • Easy access for delivery vehicles.
  • Allow warm co-products to cool for 12hrs before sheeting.
  • Compact either with a mechanical bucket or tractor rolling to dispel the air.
  • Ensure an even and smooth finish to avoid excessive trapped air when sheeted.
  • A sprinkling of salt over the surface will aid keeping quality.
  • Cover with a clean plastic sheet and weigh down evenly.
  • Keep the open face of the moist feed as small as possible and surrounding area clean to avoid spoilage.
  • Check and maintain the covering sheet to avoid mould growth caused by unwanted air entry.

Silage Capping with Co-products

Why cover silage with co-products?

  • To reduce the use of plastic sheeting and potential risks to your livestock from tyre wires
  • Co-products add feed value
  • Moist citrus pulp deters vermin

How to cover your clamp with citrus pulp

  • Speak to your Area Sales Manager at least 2 months before silaging to work out the area that needs capping and the quantity of produce required.
  • Prepare and clean an area where the required loads of citrus can be tipped before ensiling your forage.
  • When you finish consolidating the silage clamp spread the citrus pulp with a loading bucket at least 12inch deep over the surface of the clamp.
  • Consolidate the citrus pulp by pressing it down with bucket making sure you get an even cover with no gaps.

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