SILOSTOP

Proven by Science Preferred by Farmers

For more information contact

Sara Jo Hostetler
330-464-3618
SHostetler@centerracoop.com

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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

  • Protects feed from Oxygen
  • Reduce dry matter loss in top 3 feet
  • Decrease visible spoilage
  • Maintain feed quality during storage
  • Increase aerobic stability in the surface silage
  • Save labor

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

  •  Fill Bunkers and piles correctly
  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
  • Cover with SILOSTOP Oxygen Barrier Film
  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
  • Manage Feed out
  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!

 

 

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ADDITIONAL READING

Feed shrink-Economic loss and environmental impacts

Harvesting and Storage

Corn Silage Harvest Timing

SILOSTOP Blog

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SILOSTOP DESCRIPTION & SIZES

Orange Oxygen Barrier Film – 1.8 mil Gravel  Bags w/handles
(2-step: must be covered with blk/white plastic for 47 in. x 10.5 in.*
UV protection)
Sizes in ft.   * = inventory normally in stock
13 x 328*
20 x 328*
26 x 164*
33 x 164*
39 x 164* Non-Oxygen Barrier 5 mil Plastic Bunker Covers
52 x 164* Sizes in ft.   * = inventory normally in stock
65 x 164* 40 x100*
78 x 164* 40 x 200*
39 x 1000* 50 x 100*
52 x 1000* 50 x 150*
65 x 1000* 50 x 200*
78 x 1000 60 x 200*
88 x 1000 65 x 1150*
65 x 2000
78 x 2000
MAX+  White/Black 5 mil – 1-step Oxy Barrier
Sizes in ft.   * = inventory normally in stock
65 x 164*
65 x 1000
Grey Oxy Barrier Wall Film 4.4 mil
Sizes in ft.   * = inventory normally in stock
13 x 164*
20 x 164

GRAVEL BAGS:  Built for long life

  • Specifically designed for superior bunker sealing
  • Convenient and easy to handle
  • Fill with pea sized round stone to allow for water drainage
  • Standard gravel bags reduce need for tires and seal edges and seams of bunker
  • Face gravel bags designed to seal the feed face, during feed out

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PRICING, TO SET UP A TOUR OR TRIAL CONTACT:
Sara Jo Hostetler
330-464-3618
SHostetler@centerracoop.com