Silage making process is an art in itself. There are different types of silages that exist, including many hybrid ones. In general, the common classification under which the silages are separated are:
- High-moisture silage (< 30% dry matter)
- Medium-moisture silage (30 – 40% dry matter)
- Low-moisture silage ( < 30% dry matter)
Having said that, there are different types of silage hybrids that are commonly used. Some commonly used ones are:
- Conventional silage hybrids: Many farm companies in India and abroad have experimented with their existing conventional hybrids for dry matter and fibre digestibility. Based on the results, they have developed a list of conventional hybrids that are recommended for silage production.
- Leafy hybrids: In this type of hybrid silage, there is a presence of a gene that increases the leaf content of the silage by 12 – 16%. Leafy hybrids are diverse and there are many varieties among them. Depending on the type of leafy hybrid, the starch and fiber digestibility rates might vary.
- Brown midrib hybrid: These type of hybrid silages have superior fiber digestibility and enhanced milk production. But compared to other types of silages, they have a reduced yield making people hesitate to adopt them despite their high cost in the market when selling.
- Waxy corn silage: While the feeding trials have shown mixed results, waxy corn silage is known to contain very high amount of starch due to the presence of a component called amylopectin starch. They can also produce yields closer to traditional silages.
Being one of the leading silage suppliers in India, our experience in logistics and silage making in India will be of immense use to your business. Specializing in harvesting and baling process, we work best with farmers by sending in a team of experts who will come to your farm, harvest the crop and pack it in the best possible conditions. Cornext offers baling services to large dairy farms as well as farmers who can identify the maize crop for silaging.
Governments, large dairy firms in the private and public sectors and non-profit organizations working in the dairy sector approach Cornext for baling and distribution to their desired spots. We are the perfect partner who can provide a solution for your silage needs. It does not matter if your crop and dairy farm are far away from each other. Feel free to reach out to us if you do not want to be involved in the fodder supply logistics due to multiple reasons.