Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Feeding Silage

Everyday our girls feast on fantastic silage. Silage is made from crops we raise and store in upright concrete silos. This feed is mowed and chopped up into small pieces and blown up the side of the silo and down the top. It fills up like pouring a glass full of water. We harvest corn, wheat, ryegrass, and a few other crops this way.

Feeding silage can be one of the easiest jobs on our farm. We simply turn on the conveyor belts and the silo and watch the machines do all the work. The silage is blown down the silver chute on the silo onto several conveyor belts that transport it to the feedway. The cows can eat some of this tasty treat before and after being milked.

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