Silage- Preserved Grass for Winter Feed. Slide 1. Factors That Affect Silage Quality. Use of additives Compaction Speed of filling & sealing the pit Wetness when cut Time of year ensiled. Silage Data. Increase in yield= longer growing period, increase photosynthesis & day length,
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Grass for Winter
Increase in yield= longer growing period, increase photosynthesis & day length,
Variation in digestibility= grass develops flower, high % cellulose, reduction in starch
Decrease in carcass = lower intake, less digestible food, decreased protein content