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Sunday 16 December 2018

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Plan ahead to cut your silage costs

10 steps to cheaper silage - Rising diesel prices mean higher silage bills, but bulk buying and planning ahead can help cut costs 

Machines all over the country are on the move with the 2018 first cut silage campaign now in full swing. It's an exciting time of year and after a slow start, grass now looks to be in plentiful supply. However, silage-making is a notoriously expensive job for farmers. An unexpected downpour of rain leading to botched quality silage, or a mower getting banjaxed thanks to a "UFO" (unidentified...