How much does a silage bagger cost?

New bagger cost for the 12-foot, 550-horsepower, self-propelled bagger was $365,000. A producer who owns his or her own 8-foot bagger would use the highest cost method at $52.56 per DM. The purchase price for the 8-foot bagger was $35,000.

How many tons per foot in a silage bag?

While density of silage impacts the capacity of a bag, this size will hold between 100-150 tons (as-fed). Bags that are 10 ft diameter and 300 ft long are also commonly used and will hold between 350 to 450 tons (as-fed).

What is a versa bagger?

The ID900N Versa Silage Bagger is the leading heavy duty side-loader storage technology designed for forage wagons. The ID900N Bagger is a high capacity bagger able to keep up with larger choppers and bag up to 12-foot diameter bags, using tractors up to 240 PTO HP.

How long does silage last in a bag?

around 12 months
The typical life of silage stored in bags is around 12 months due to plastic integrity issues. If bags are to be stored for longer, the farm should consider the use of shade cloths to protect plastic from ultraviolet (UV) light degradation.

How long does corn silage last in bag?

A. Personally, I have seen silage keep well for three years if it’s maintained in excellent condition. With an extended ensiling period, you’ll want to have all the components of quality silage management in place. This means correctly harvesting, filling, packing and storing the forage.

How long does round bale silage last?

Bale Quality – Bales of silage can be stored safely for as long as the plastic film in which they are wrapped continues to exclude air. This means that, if properly made and stored, two year old bales of silage will still be in good condition.

When Should I seal my silage bag?

With bags, it is always important to close the bag off after each feeding. Open bags cause billowing plastic that pumps air over the silage, increasing losses.

How many cows will a round bale feed?

As an example, a 30-cow herd would consume one 900-pound round bale per day. To feed a 30-cow herd, we could use one hay ring that is filled daily. But a better alternative would be to use three hay rings that are filled every three days….Feeding Management to Minimize Hay Waste.

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What is the average round bales per acre?

With an average bale weight of around 40 pounds (with our Abbriata small square baler or any of our mini round balers), that’s 100 bales to the acre for a first cutting.