Farm name: Hovin tila (owners : Petri Kurvinen & Simola Sini)
Your name and role on farm: Petri Kurvinen (co-owner/farm manager)
Number of cows (heads): 66
Milk production (kg/cow/year): 11.500 kg
Tonnes of silage produced per year: 1.500
Nature of the crop: grass
- Typical weather conditions: sunny
- Typical duration of the wilt: < 24 hours
- Is the forage conditioned? yes
On farm challenges:
” We compared Sil-All 4×4+ with another silage additive. The milk production with Sil-All 4×4+ was much higher than expected.
The other silage additive did preserve well but the high level of sugars was a challenge and the diet had to be adapted.
With Sil-All 4×4+ treated silages we were able to increase DM-intake and milk output”