Dry matter losses


Dry matter losses in grass silage have been found to average 25% of the initial crop*. This is composed of harvesting, fermentation, effluent and aerobic stability losses.

Avoiding these losses can result in substantial savings and a new calculator can help you quantify these savings on your own farm. Click here to access the calculator.

The use of effective silage additives can reduce these losses as well as improve the feed value of the silage. The Lloyd’s technical team can work through the options on your farm. Contact us on 01691 830741


*Source: DEFRA Livestock Knowledge Transfer Grassland 2001: 101