This workshop will help you:

  • Improve your knowledge on the management of your forage harvest
  • Maximize dairy production with forage
  • Improve the fermentation and therefore preservation of your grass silage
  • Improve your knowledge regarding the one day silage technique

Workshop summary

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the target conditions for the soil preparation (drainage, compaction, liming)
  • Overview of the main characteristics of the grass/legume pastures used in our regions
  • Environmental effects that have an impact on the forages' nutritional value
  • Management factors that determine the forage quality
  • Silage production in one day
  • Economic impact on feed cost
  • Silage preserving agent
  • Discussion on Penn State results
  • Dealer presentation (mower or fodder) at client's request
    • Discussion on the type of mower and its adjustments
    • Discussion on the method of conditioning hay
    • Field visit

Workshop format

Workshop at the farm for 8-12 participants.

Necessary material

A sample of your silage for evaluation.
Your sense of humor!

Time: 2-3 hours
Cost: to be determined
50 % off second participant at the farm

This training course is offered on demand. Contact your Valacta advisor or technician or call 1-800-266-5248.