Making and feeding high-quality, digestible silage encourages higher feed intakes and better cow performance.

High-quality forage has a high nutritional value in terms of energy and protein and is also well preserved, making it highly palatable which supports high levels of forage intake.

There are then many management decisions to make, including when to cut, how to store and how to feed, and attention to detail at all stages of silage making is key to achieving high-quality silage.

Our silage resources are available here to help you produce sufficient quantity of silage at the appropriate time of year.

Visit our Grass & forage management webpage

Read the findings of our 'Clamp silage slippage' research project

Tools & resources to help you get the most from silage

Dairy consultant Andre Van Barneveld, from Graise Consultancy, gives advice to help you through the grazing season

Podcasts & webinars to help you learn more about silage management