Skip to Content

SILOSTOP

Proven by Science Preferred by Farmers

For more information contact

SARAH LEWIS
419-989-3430
srlewis@centerracoop.com

Find a SILOSTOP Dealer

New Bale Wrap

SILOSTOP Bale Wrap Film is the world’s first oxygen barrier bale wrap film. It’s thin (0.98 mil) film which prevents the entry of oxygen into the bale. It can be used in exactly the same way as a conventional PE bale wrap, with the same level of stretch and the same basic handling and storage conditions.

BENEFITS OF SILOSTOP BALE WRAP FILM

Bale Wrap Q&A

More info about Bale Wrap>>

SILOSTOP BARRIER FILM

The most critical factor in maintaining high quality silage minimizing dry matter loss is keeping oxygen out.  SILOSTOP protects forages from oxygen, OVER 60 TIMES MORE THAN STANDARD PLASTIC COVERS.

Making silage relies on an anaerobic fermentation to convert sugars to organic acid.  This fermentation cannot take place in the presence of air.  So SILOSTOP makes a more adequate environment to create quality silage.

Benefits of SILOSTOP

The reaction when air permeates silage

Silage is exposed to air → Lactate Assimilating Yeasts ‘wake up’ and degrade lactic acid → Numbers of yeasts increase →  Highly degradable nutrients are destroyed → Heat is produced →  pH increases  → Molds/bacteria ‘wake up’ causing further spoilage  →  More heating → Massive spoilage

Dry Matter Losses
Steel/Glass OL tower 6%
Tower concrete/cast in place 10%
Bagger 10%
Wrapper bales 13%
Packed pile 18%
Bunker 13%-25%

IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT STEPS

  1. Packing:  Maintain a minimum slope of 1 to 3 feet  packing 6 to 8 inches at a time
  2. Never fill bunker higher than the top wall
  3. Packing equation: 15-17lb DM/cu ft.
  4. Pack tractor weight / 800 = tons per hour
  1. This film cuts the losses in the outer 2 to 3 feet of silage by 50%, compared to black and white plastic
  2. Barrier film can be used solely on the top of the bunker but for maximum benefits use on bunker walls as well
  1. Use proper techniques such as shaving silage down the feed out face
  2. Average removal is 6 to 12 inches a day

HOW TO BETTER YOUR SILAGE PROGRAM

  1. Communicate and prepare
  2. Inoculate at the forage harvester
  3. Reach an optimum silage density
  4. Apply the best seal- SILOSTOP

No Damage Done!

 

 

silostop2

silostop3

ADDITIONAL READING

Feed shrink-Economic loss and environmental impacts

Harvesting and Storage

Corn Silage Harvest Timing

SILOSTOP Blog

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

This will be The Sprunger’s third season using SILOSTOP’s® orange oxygen barrier film.  They used this product on half of a silage pile four years ago and couldn’t believe the difference they physically saw from just looking at the silage.  “It looked as good as the day we put it in” stated Mr. Sprunger.  With relatively no spoliage seen on their feed the product covered all of their silage and haylage the following years. With any product there are methods that are good to know when using SILOSTOP®.  Mr. Sprunger says “Don’t worry about getting Silostop® flat and tight on the surface, leaving some extra wrinkles allows for a tighter cling”.  This cling he refers to is the film squeezing tightly on the silage to allow no oxygen to permeate the film. The Sprunger’s recommend this product to anyone who does not like to waste feed.

-RayGor Farms, Dalton, Ohio  Owner/Operator: The Sprunger family

sprunger2

sprunger3

SILOSTOP DESCRIPTION & SIZES

Description Size (ft)
Film (2-Step) Orange Wall Film 13×328
Orange Wall Film 20×328
Orange Top Film 26×1664
Orange Top Film 33×164
Orange Top Film 39×164
Orange Top Film 52×164
Orange Top Film 65×164
Orange Top Film 39×1000
Orange Top Film 52×1000
Orange Top Film 65×1000
Orange Top Film 52×2000
Orange Top Film 65×2000
Nets Protective Net 34×39
Protective Net 51×39
Protective Net 51×52
Protective Net 51×59
White on Black (1-Step) White/Black 1 Step Top I 39×150
White/Black 1 Step Top I 52×150
White/Black 1 Step Top I 52×600
Gravel Bags Standard 3.9×0.89
Facebags 3.0×1.25
Silage Bag Nets 20×49 to 59×49

GRAVEL BAGS:  Built for long life

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PRICING, TO SET UP A TOUR OR TRIAL CONTACT:

SARAH LEWIS
419-989-3430
srlewis@centerracoop.com