During the recent droughts, producers who had implemented a drought plan and had silage stored on farm from prior good seasons had access to a real lifeline for their livestock and their business.
Skip forward to today, and recent rainfalls combined with high stock prices have seen a large number of producers with an excess of paddock feed on hand, and for many, now is the time to think about replenishing those silage stores or perhaps looking into silage making for the first time.
This three day course is designed to cover everything you need to know about silage and silage making from the practical to the scientific.
Some of the topics covered during theory and practical on farm field trip sessions include:
-The economics and use of silage in the farming system
-The principles and science of silage making
-Factors that effect silage quality and quantity
-Making high quality silage - harvesting, wilting, chop length etc
-Using additives and inoculants
-Storage options for silage
-Utilisation and feeding of silage.
The workshop will be delivered by Mr Neil Griffiths, former NSW DPI Pasture Production Technical Specialist and TopFodder Silage Coordinator. Check out the event flyer here.
Cost: $100 per farming enterprise (limit two attendees and includes one prepaid feed test kit and one manual - extra manuals are available for $40 each).
Morning tea and lunch provided daily.
Secure your place now - numbers are strictly limited.
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, 4 Marsden Park Rd, Calala NSW 2340, Australia