|Crop Duration-Fodder Purpose days||72-80||125||100|
|Crop Duration-Dual Purpose days||90-110||110||115|
|Seed Rate per Hectare-Kg||12.5||25||25|
|Green fodder yield (t/ha)||13-15||75||75|
|Sweetness-Brix %(In Cob)||16%*18%||12%||12%|
|Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Grain Yield/Cob-Mt/Ha||5||Upto 8||Upto 7.5|
|Extra income Rs.per Ha||50000||80000||60000|
» Selection of Suitable site
» No. of animals
» Bunker size
» Availability of crop for silage
Note : Bunker length, width and height can be designed according to needs.
3. Right time for crop harvesting:
‘Sugargraze’ and PAC 746/ PAC 751 Corn Harvesting crop at proper moisture and maturity is critical for Elimination of oxygen in the silage mass Providing sufficient water soluble carbohydrates(sugars) to drive the fermentation process to completion .For silage, Sugargraze/ PAC 746/ PAC 751 should be at 65% to 70% moisture. PAC 746/ PAC 751 silage corn grain should typically be at half milk line and whole plant moisture at 64%. Kernel processing is advised on corn silage because:
Chop Length : While chopping the crop it should be 2.0 cm to 2.5 length.Short chopped silage may be harder to feed at high inclusion levels in a ration because physically effected fiber is critical for rumen health. Longer chopper silage will be harder to pack.
Packing is one of the most critical elements of making quality silage .Poorly packed silage will have extended plant celll respiration resulting in an increased loss of digestible nutrients.
Silage will be ready to feed after 30 - 40 days. Good silage is brownish in color and gives vinegar like smell. Important point to be taken care while silage feeding.
-Specific weight increase
-Homogenous unit package
-safe storage anywhere
-Long term protection
-film on film
-Bales on pallets