Extracting silage is made a lot easier with the Kornet cover system. The roughage remains optimally fresh and dry and you can work quickly, which also saves time.
For silo bunkers with a height of 3 meters it is possible to protrude 0.50 to 1.50 meters above. This gives an optimum value for your roughage because, when piling in height, there is much more pressure in your product. The grass silage is compressed / compacted much better, so that it is closer together and becomes much less sensitive to forcing. That also means driving in fewer square meters, which is also easier for the shovel on the hump.
One of the most important things during silage is the feed speed in the trench silo. Work with at least 1 meter per week, the best is 1.50 meters per week with dairy cows. With milk goats we recommend 2 meters per week.
Otherwise, there is a great risk that you will get scalding in the roughage, which immediately entails a risk to the feed ration. Therefore, never build your trench silo too wide, but rather go up.
If you use the covering system, you can easily turn the cover back over your roughage, so that the cover ± 50 cm. hangs over it at the front (cutting edge). In this way the product stays dry from the top and the wind cannot get under the cover.
The stretch cover is designed in such a way that it is pulled tightly over the hump due to the weight of the water snakes. These water trunks have a diameter of Ø 350, which is 100 kg per linear meter. If a minimum of ± 50 cm is ensiled above the silo walls, the water drainage from the cover is optimal. The flap (75 cm.) Of the cover lies over the slot silo wall and ensures that no water can get between your slot silo wall and roughage.
After a few weeks the water trunk drops ± 15 cm. in your roughage, which means that the cover is even tighter and has no movement. This greatly benefits the conservation of roughage!
Silage bunkers with earth embankments provide the most optimal cooling for the roughage on the sides. This keeps the quality much better intact and pure on the sides.
And what is very important is that the cattle farmer can work much safer with 3-meter-high trench silos, if he or she may have to hang the inner plastic (side foil) in it. And it gives a much better view of the cover system.