With the drive to maximise milk (and meat) from forage by making better quality silage, the multi-cut approach - of cutting grass while younger and taking more cuts per season - is becoming increasingly popular.
With this in mind, we have developed an interactive e-book full of hints, tips and advice to guide you through each of the 6 stages of a multi-cut, grass silage making process.
What are the benefits of a Multi-cut approach?
- Younger grass offers higher metabolisable energy (ME) - because it’s more digestible (since it contains more leaf material and less stem)
- Protein content is likely to be higher
- There’s potential for higher silage intakes - because silage that’s more digestible won’t spend as long in the rumen, so cows can eat more of it
- Frequent cutting can actually give a better total grass yield over the season
That said, there are some tweaks that are needed when making multi-cut grass silage (apart from simply cutting earlier and more often). Which is why we've developed additional multi-cut hints and tips for each of the six steps of Cut to Clamp.
Explore our new interactive Multi-cut e-book
Our interactive multi-cut e-book contains:
- Multi-cut grass silage 10-point checklist
- Multi-cut hints & tips for each of the 6 steps of Cut to Clamp
This interactive document provides you with all you need to know to make sure you get the most from your grass silage making process.