Efficient harvesting and storage of grain haylage in the net for bales

The productivity and health of livestock are directly dependent on the received nutrition. Therefore, it is important to prepare quality and nutritional feeds in time for winter, which will contain the maximum of useful substances.

Storing of feed

Various technologies are used to store harvested feed. This can be simple drying or silage in  pits. Technological and modern baling nets become more and more popular all over the world,. They are suitable for harvesting hay and grain silage, which is highly nutritious for cattle.

According to farmers’ reviews, the net is convenient to use for harvesting grain silage for harvesting from the field without threshing. The process does not take much time due to the use of modern balers. In an hour, it is possible to strap up to 30 bales of grain, which, thanks to this type of storage, will retain its maximum biological potential.

Our hay knitting nets will fit any baler that can handle netting.

 A net is chosen for packing and storing grain silage, because:

  • optimal conditions are created inside that allow you to keep a maximum of useful substances for months;
  • it protects against UV rays and precipitation;
  • allows you to store feed directly in the field;
  • bales are conveniently transported and opened for subsequent feeding of cattle.

Period of cutting

In order to have as much nutritional and beneficial substances for  livestock in grain production as possible, cutting should be done at the very beginning of the wax ripening phase. At this time, the root system begins to die off and the supply of nutrients to plants stops. It is important to catch the moment when the vegetative mass has not yet been chopped off. This will ensure good feed eating in the form of  harvesting.

At the beginning of the wax ripening phase, the legumes have a humidity of about 50%, which is ideal for harvesting senage. This saves money and time for drying.

It is possible to simultaneously harvest grain products with legume crops. For example, barley with vica, barley with peas and others. In this case, about ⅓ of the composition should be represented by a non-mature grain, which has a high nutritional value for cattle.

Notice the height of the cut of the plant. In the lower part of the stem is hard-to-digest cattle fiber with undesirable microflora. Technologists recommend cutting cereals for feed at a stem height of 10-12 cm. In the case of wheat and triticale, the cut height can be increased. This will adjust the amount of straw and increase the content of energy and nutrients.

Why should not pack grain products in twine

Efficient grain harvesting will be exclusively when using a baking net, since the twine is familiar to many farmers will not give the desired density to the mass being harvested. In addition, since there are much wider gaps between the threads, valuable grain will be lost during storage and transportation. Therefore, the use of twine for this purpose is extremely irrational.

It will be convenient for you to work in the field with a hay net and a baler, harvesting green feed and grain products. Our net has high strength and meets all the requirements for such products, so it is suitable for any type of equipment.

If you are not sure if our bales net is suitable for your press picker, email or call us. We will advise and help you to choose the best option or produce a net with individual technical characteristics.