The success of the automated livestock farm using new technologies will be enhanced if similar robust technological approaches for silage production can be developed and implemented but it is essential that these technologies provide accurate and useful information to enable the forage manager to adapt the system from field to feed-out to account for the unforeseen variables such as weather and climate that can vary year to year. Thus the monitoring and feedback technologies reviewed here need to be robust, cost effective and provide rapid information in an easily digestible form for the forage manager to make decisions on factors from: field crop nutrition and growth yields, optimal harvesting time through to harvesting and ensiling quality, finishing with feed-out quality and monitoring of aerobic deterioration. If successful, this will help ensure that the highest quality silage is being consumed and utilised within the most precisely formulated TMR by the livestock on each farm utilising such approaches.

New technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out.

Borreani G.
2018

Abstract

The success of the automated livestock farm using new technologies will be enhanced if similar robust technological approaches for silage production can be developed and implemented but it is essential that these technologies provide accurate and useful information to enable the forage manager to adapt the system from field to feed-out to account for the unforeseen variables such as weather and climate that can vary year to year. Thus the monitoring and feedback technologies reviewed here need to be robust, cost effective and provide rapid information in an easily digestible form for the forage manager to make decisions on factors from: field crop nutrition and growth yields, optimal harvesting time through to harvesting and ensiling quality, finishing with feed-out quality and monitoring of aerobic deterioration. If successful, this will help ensure that the highest quality silage is being consumed and utilised within the most precisely formulated TMR by the livestock on each farm utilising such approaches.
Proc. 18th International Silage Conference
Bonn, Germany
24-26 July 2018
Proc. 18th International Silage Conference
University of Bonn
18
438
450
978-3-86972-044-9
Fresh forage, Silage, Portable Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy, Spectral Imaging, novel technologies
Davies D.R., Thomson A.L., Borreani G.
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