RAIN followed by warm weather was the perfect recipe for many South Gippsland farmers to get out and make what will almost certainly be some very valuable silage over the past week.
And with more rain likely to arrive later in the week, pasture growth will continue at a pleasing rate, especially with the warm days mid-week.
The dry conditions, pretty well everywhere else in Australia, and the scarcity/high cost of stock feed has underscored the value of making your own fodder and there’s a high level of interest in it at the moment.
Pictured here, a Wattlebank dairy farmer was turning out a nice quantity of grass for silage last Friday and there were plenty more like him over the weekend.
Those interested in making the most out of their silage and hay making efforts this year, not to mention the option to plant a summer feed crop would be well advised to get along to the South Gippsland Dairy Expo on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Silage burst in South Gippsland