Saturday, 5 June 2010

Stocking up

The last few days have been busy here on the farm as we have harvested the first crop of our silage. I thought I'd blog about it as some people have been interested enough to ask exactly what silage is.
So for the non-farmers out there here it is.

Firstly the fields are mowed, then raked up into furrows of cut grass. After that the grass silage is picked up by the forage harvester and blown into trailers.

Next the grass is taken to the silage pit, where it is rolled to compact it to release unwanted air. It will then be covered by black plastic sheets and kept as winter feed for the cows. And they love it!

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