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30 Jun

How to maximise the yield from every crop this summer

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Our team at McCaskie Agriculture understand the economic pressures that farmers face. With the current low market prices it is essential that some areas of farming, such as crops are used to their potential to increase output and minimize waste. This year unpredictable weather has made it much more difficult to harvest crops and sustain high results. It is now more important than ever before to maximise the yield from every forage crop.

The main problem our team have identified with wholecrop cereal silages are mould growth and heating in the trough, or at the clamp face when the crop is fed. In order to help with this, and maximise the potential of your crops, we recommend Safesil from Kelvin Cave, a product our team and customers have been working with for some time.

Safesil is a special blend of food grade preservatives applied to the crop as it is picked up by the harvester. It eradicates all the major spoilage organisms (enterobacteria, clostridia, yeasts and moulds) that are present on forage crops in large numbers at harvest.

Ideal for grass, maize, wholecrop and legume silages, Safesil can be used on clamped, bagged and bailed forage to produce a clean fermentation, resulting in silage that is palatable and rich in nutrients. Safesil has been tried, tested and approved by British farmers on all types of silage including grass, maize, wholecrop/arable, clover and lucerne. If you would like to learn more about the impact Safesil can have on your crops contact one of our experts at agriculture@mccaskie.co.uk or on 01786 474 481.