What is silage?

Olga Kravchenko
Olga Kravchenko
February 16, 2015
What is silage?

The fact that such a silo is known to few. This is an agricultural term, translated from Spanish meaning "pit for grain." Silage is a variety of succulent feed for herbivores. It is a shredded remnants of tops of agricultural crops (sunflower, corn, potatoes, buckwheat, etc.). A feature of the silo is its method of harvesting: the silage is preserved in special silo storages (holes or trenches) without air access.

Silo is a very valuable food product for farm animals and birds. It is high in calories and rich in nutrients and vitamins, improves digestion and goes well with coarse foods. Silage is 50% in the diet of cattle and 20% in the diet of pigs. It is similar in its properties to fresh grass, and thanks to airless canning it can be stored for several years.

Also, the word "silo" is called the premises for storing food.

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