Five samples of silage made at various points during 2017 were recently sent for analysis and, as expected, the results show a fair degree of variation.

At one end of the scale is a batch of bales (cut on 6 May) with a dry matter of 37% and an intake potential of 114. For anyone not familiar with the AFBI Hillsborough Feeding Information System (HFIS), these numbers will be mumbo jumbo, but regular users will appreciate the high nutritional value of this material.