Forage stocks calculator

Silage losses will occur at a number of key stages between the time the forage is harvested until the time it reaches the cow in the feeding trough.

Use the calculator below to calculate your annual silage requirements and to investigate where the potential losses may occur.

 

Please select your measuring units:

Silage Requirements

 Number In HerdSilage Fed (kg DM/Day)
Milking Cows
Dry Cows
Heifers Eating Silage
Herd Silage Consumed (kg DM / day)0
Number of Feeding Days Required
Annual Herd Consumption (tonnes DM / yr)0

Forage Grown

 Acres GrownAve Yield (tonnes/ac Freshweight)Dry Matter %DM Yields
Total Dry Matter Harvested0
Grass 1st Cut0
Grass 2nd Cut0
Grass 3rd Cut0
Grass 4th Cut0
Wholecrop0
Maize0

Forage Management

Average Losses

OperationAve Silage LossesQty Before OperationQty After Operation
Harvest Loss 1%00
Filling Loss 1%00
Storage Loss10%00
Storage Feed Out Loss3%00
Feeding Loss5%00

High Losses

OperationAve Silage LossesQty Before OperationQty After Operation
Harvest Loss 2%00
Filling Loss 3%00
Storage Loss15%00
Storage Feed Out Loss5%00
Feeding Loss7%00

The Biotal range of forage inoculants are proven to significantly reduce the losses that can occur during storage and feed out.

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Will I have enough silage to feed?

Depending on management, the total silage DM available to feed is between --- and --- tonnes.
Based on the estimated annual herd consumption of --- tonnes: