We supply quality haylage in either conventional small square or 4’ round bales. We can provide a contracting service for own crop haylage making, part or whole job, to suit your requirements.
- Do not expect to make good haylage out of poor quality grass – it should never be made from salvaged hay.
- The final product normally has a pH of 5.5 and will have high residual sugar and low acid content, making it more palatable to horses than traditional silage..
- Mown grass should be tedded and raked, similarly to hay, but lifted a day or two sooner.
- A minimum of six to eight layers of wrap should be used, preferably more. Improved bale quality and a price premium will compensate for this.
- Control moles and cut at least 6cm (2.5 inches) above ground to avoid soil contamination.
- Store bales on their ends and at a maximum of two high (Health and Safety directive).
- Cover stack with netting to prevent bird and rodent damage.