Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Silage

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The chief aim in making silage is to conserve green immature herbage of fodder crops in a condition most closely resembling that of the crop in its natural state. It is essentially a succulent food, and the succulence is one of its greatest attributes for it makes silage extremely palatable to stock at times when fresh green herbage is not available. In addition to its palatability, well-made silage contains a higher proportion of vitamin A than is found in hay or other dried conserved fodders, and this makes it particularly valuable for the promotion of health and fertility.