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Dry matter losses from different silo structures

Spörndly, Rolf (2018). Dry matter losses from different silo structures. I/In: 9th Nordic Feed Science Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 180612-180613, Uppsala, Sweden.
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Major research resources have been spent to improve the ensiling process. The ultimate objective is to accomplish a secure preservation of the ensiled material with limited changes in nutrients and a high hygienic standard of the end-product. However, the problem of silage heating up after opening and during unloading is evident on man y farms. This problem leads to rapid deterioration of feed quality, large losses and sometimes situations where a considerable amount of silage must be discarded. Heating does not always occur, but takes place in a seemingly haphazard way on different farms and in different years. Presence of air in the silo is a prerequisite f or heating and yeast starts the process in most cases (Wilkinson & Davies, 2013), which always leads to losses of organic matter and the production of carbon dioxide and heat. A set of experiments, funded by the Swedish Farmers ́ Foundation for Agricultural Research, have been carried out in laboratory scale silos to study the effect of air ingress during fermentation ( Spörndly & Persson, 2015a) and during unloading silos (Spörndly & Nylund, 2016) as well as the effect of yeast prevalence on crops at commercial farms (Spörndly & Persson, 2015b). Temperature measurements have also been performed in full-scale bunker silos to monitor ongoing processes during the ensiling and unloading phases (Spörndly & Nylund, 2016). The present study reports dry matter (DM) losses measured by silo balances and chemical analyses from different types of silo structures at commercial farms.

Authors/Creators:Spörndly, Rolf
Title:Dry matter losses from different silo structures
Series Name/Journal:Rapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård
Year of publishing :2018
Page range:171-176
Number of Pages:6
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Poster)
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:silage, dry matter, feed quality
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ID Code:15855
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
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Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 10:46
Metadata Last Modified:08 Sep 2020 03:30

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