Hear from two leading experts on how you can ensure you are achieving the best quality silage possible, right from designing a new clamp to best practice when filling and sealing.



Clamp design – Key to quality silage

Times: 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00 both days. 16:00 Weds only

Francis Auchincloss, from leading clamp supplier Bock, will be discussing the core principles of good silage clamp design which is key to producing top quality silage.

He will focus on how design and correct sealing of the clamp can reduce wastage, improve safety, comply with regulations and ultimately increase the overall profitability of your business.

“Clamps are like dinner jackets, you may only own one in your lifetime,” says Francis, “so careful planning of a new clamp and correct maintenance is essential to produce the very best quality silage possible.”

You can hear Francis’ talk at the event’s North Clamp at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 on both days, plus 16:00 on day 1. You can also speak to Francis on Bock’s stand, number 809, located adjacent to the North Clamp.

Six steps to consistently better silage

Times: 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 both days

Dr Dave Davies, a renowned independent silage consultant, will be giving his top

tips to help farmers produce consistently better silage by focusing on best practice in six key areas: cutting, wilting, treating, harvesting, clamping and feeding silage. Sponsored by Volac as part of their new Cut to Clamp initiative this is a chance to hear how you could make consistently better silage.

“The importance of silage clamp management, in particular achieving good silage density and sealing, can save you £25 per tonne of silage DM,” says Dr Davies.

The talks are free to attend and will take place at the event’s North Clamp on both days at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. Experts will also be available to speak to on the Volac stand, number 444, in the main trade area.

For more information about Volac’s cut to clamp initiative, please click here.


 To find how to minimise losses through best practice ensiling, click here.