Animal feeds (Turkey)
CORN SILAGE AND PACKAGING GYM Silage is the animal feeds which are obtained by pickling the green watery plants in anaerobic environments. Thanks to the feeds obtained by this method, animals can be fed especially in summer and winter months when there is no green plant. Each green plant is not suitable for plant silage making. However, corn is the most suitable plant for silage making. Corn for silage can be grown from any type of corn with high grain and stem productivity. Seed time of the corn which will be produced for silage making is April and May for the main crop and June and July for aftercrop. The most appropriate time for silage making is the period when grains of the stems start to grow up and do not loss the water. In case of harvest is delayed, grains become hard and animals can not digest completely. The corn harvested by silage machine is filled into silo hole and compressed well by means of tractor. GÜLEL YAPI MÜHENDİSLİK LİMİTED Compressed GYM silage corn is covered with a plastic cover as so it cannot be exposed to air. Silage feed will be ready to use 45-60 days after the silo has been closed. Corn silage is roughage source for not only beef and dairy cattle but also sheep and horse. Quality of GYM Corn silage is determined by certain features such like type of corn, harvest time, rate of stem, situation of the silo, correct packing. One mistake of them will affect the quality of silage. Full grown silage has color varying between greenish yellow and dark green. It is sour with a specific smell. After the silage has grown fully, sides of the silo are opened and daily want of the animals is taken. And then it is covered with a plastic cover. This process is carried out in this way until the silage runs out. Cultivation of GYM corn for silage plays a very important role in development of breeding. By means of silage feed, animals can be fed healthily when green feed is absent.