Commercial Silage - Silage Bale
The Dairy Sector in Kenya is the most vibrant in the region and the second largest on the continent. As a result, the market for feed both concentrates and fodder is very high, with demand far exceeding supply.
80% of dairy farming in Kenya is dominated by small scale farmholders, who lack the ability to produce a consistent volume of fodder largely due to space constraint. Most farmers rely on the traditional method of chopping, wrapping and burying the fodder underground. This underscores the need for quality commercial silage.
To address the low availability of quality fodder, Yellow Grove Farms secured 200 acres to focus on production of commercial maize silage. We leverage the latest vacuum baling technology which secures the nutrient content and preserves the nutritional value of the silage, thus enabling transportation over long distances.
The move by Yellow Grove to invest in commercial silage will ensure that Dairy cows absorb adequate energy to preserve their body condition and maximize their milk yields. Quality commercial silage production minimizes biological degradation while conserving digestible nutrients during transportation.
Dairy cows require lots of energy to preserve their body condition and maximize their milk yields. High quality silage is an abundant source of this energy and provides the protein and fibre that aids rumen health. And quality commercial silage production minimizes biological degradation while conserving digestible nutrients.
In a drive to feed cows more optimally, the use of commercial maize silage in Kenya has risen over the years – a great relief to farmers who were previously relying on low quality hay as a source of energy for their cows.