The chopping of pastures and forages is one of the methods most used by farmers to maintain a quality feed for livestock in a small area of land. Pastures are the fundamental basis of any livestock feeding program, since they provide the animal with nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, minerals and vitamins that come from sorghum, king grass, gramalot, and other pasture species.
Forages are characterized by their high protein and / or energy content according to their genus and species, but at the same time by a very limited production capacity in quantity.
Silage is the anaerobic fermentation of soluble carbohydrates in forage to produce lactic acid. This process allows food to be stored during harvest times, preserving quality and palatability, which makes it possible to increase the animal load and replace or supplement the concentrates.
The advantages of this process are the possibility of ensuring food conservation during times of high production (generally in winter) to build and use them in the future. In periods of scarcity, it is especially useful when you have a forage load production that exceeds the necessary feed load and to maintain the nutritional value of the feed for a long time.
It also reduces losses in milk and meat production, ensuring the supply of a diet of high nutritional value for the animals, since it can be stored in small spaces. The most important thing is that the cutting size of grasses and forages guarantees anaerobic fermentation.
In Penagos we have the adequate machinery to guarantee good silage that favors the feeding of cattle, goats and other herbivorous animals. Let’s review some of them:
The PP 300R (production 600-1000 kg / h) and PP 300AMG (production 600-1000 kg / h) Grass Choppers are suitable for silage and daily ration, appropriate to optimize the chopping of grass, sugar cane, sorghum and other forage species, in addition to offering the option of chopped carrots, potatoes and pieces of cassava.
The PP-600R (production 1000-1500 kg / h) Grass Chopper is ideal for silage and daily ration, it optimizes the chopping of grass, sugar cane and forage species. It chops potatoes, cassava or carrots. It includes a base for an electric, diesel or gasoline motor and incorporates a gooseneck that directs the material.
The PE-800 (production 2000-4500 kg / h) Silage Chopper is optimal for silage and daily ration, chopping grass, sugar cane and forage species. It chops potatoes, cassava or carrots. It includes a base for an electric, diesel or gasoline motor and incorporates a gooseneck that directs the material. It has three cutting lengths and has a mechanical feed by means of feeder rollers.
The PE-1200 (production 2500-5500 kg / h) Silage Chopper is versatile due to its cutting sizes (5, 6, 7 and 14 mm). Its feed-back system in case of clogging due to overfeeding or entry of foreign objects makes it perfect for hard work on farms or ranches. It includes a base to the floor to install an electric, diesel or gasoline motor and a gooseneck to direct the material.
For the silage process we have our Manual Silage EM-4, easy to handle and move due to its low weight. It does not require electricity and can be used in a minimum work and installation area. Its capacity per ton is 3 to 4 a day or 50 to 60 bags per day.
The best machinery for chopping grass and silage is that which is adaptable, versatile and easy to operate. That is why in Penagos we have the best technology with the durability and strength that work in the field requires: the machinery of a lifetime, for a lifetime.