- Pasture silage is generally cheaper than hay and is usually a higher quality feed
- Breeding ewes readily eat ryegrass-white clover silage
- Silage intake can be increased by wilting and/or chopping before ensiling
- Baleage is a convenient form of silage
- Good ewe liveweight gain can be achieved on pasture silage
- Silage supplementation has a 'pasture sparing' effect, and helps with feed planning by reducing over-grazing of pastures
- Improvements in wool growth can occur and if silage is used as a flushing feed, lambing percentages can be improved.
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