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Machines 101: Make your own hay and silage - 8 months ago, 21 July 00:47

Rose Nganga

Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which can be fed to cattle, sheep and other cud-chewing animals. 

What does a farmer require? To prepare your crop for silage, it must be chopped into small sizes. Silage chopping equipment varies from the motor operated by mounting to the tractor drawn models. One of the most important factors when making your choice of forage harvester will be the output expected. Your dealer will assist with the equipment set up and procedures to operate. 

Hay making-equipment used includes, mowers, rakes and balers. These are all implements that work behind tractors. The season is right and as the saying goes “make hay while the sun shines”. Bales of hay come in different sizes depending on the size of the baling chamber. When baling, the operator will set the bale density, which will determine the overall weight of the bale and thus amount of feed for the ...
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