Disadvantages of silage


  • It  requires  a  silo (a permanent structure)  in  comparison  with the  simpler methods  of  field  curing  and  storing hay, this is  likely  to  mean  higher  costs  for  small  farmers.
  • Wastage my be  more, if silage is not properly made.
  • Poorly prepared silages are not accepted by animals.
  • It  possess  considerably  less  vitamin D  than  sun-cured hay.
  • Ensiling  incurs  an  added  expenditure  when  preservatives  are  necessary.
  • Extra  labour  is  needed  at  silo filling  time.
  • Transportation problem is generally experienced in silage than that of hay.
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