Time invested in producing well preserved silage has been shown to reduce concentrate feed requirement by up to 2KG/ hd / day.
The SwathAir has been developed to address the problem of drying grass for better quality silage in short windows of good weather. Baled silage tedded with the SwathAir should result in 28% dry matter (dm) compared to 20% dm for untreated grass. This will result in significantly less bales and greatly reduce unnecessary wrapping costs per hectare. With livestock needing less of this silage due to its higher quality you will save time in feeding too.
Considerable volumes of water are put into silos or bales when unwilted grass is ensiled. This encourages extensive fermentation which is difficult to control and produces excessive effluent. Not only does effluent corrode concrete and pose a pollution hazard, but effluent loss from silage basically equals digestible nutrient loss, meaning less liveweight gain.
Suits all weather conditions
If you are fortunate enough to have large yields, the SwathAir will help the crop dry evenly to avoid wet and poorly wilted portions close to the ground. If you are lucky enough to be cutting silage in a heat wave, early use of the SwathAir can help to avoid excessive drying when the baler is not immediately available since material with dry matter content higher than 45% becomes increasingly difficult to compress and ferment.