High-energy dryland silages for north-west Queensland
In this recording, Tim McGrath (Senior Agribusiness Development Officer, DAF Cairns) takes us on a virtual field day of a commercial demonstration site in north-west Queensland.
The main aim of the trial was to grow crops that were suitable for making high-energy silage for a beef finishing ration under dryland conditions in the north-west. In this trial, grain sorghum grown in dryland conditions is proving to be an excellent alternative crop to the commonly grown forage sorghums, producing a higher energy silage similar to the level of maize.
During the presentation, Tim discusses the following topics:
• crop selection
• timing of harvesting and silage options
• silage making and storage options.
You can watch the full recording below – 6:58; published 1 June 2020 by FutureBeefAu.
- Hay and silage analyses: what do they mean? (FutureBeef)
- Feed consumption and liveweight gain. (FutureBeef)
- White grain sorghum – a resilient flexible forage. (Dairyinfo.biz)
- Alternative summer forage guide. (Dairyinfo.biz)