An­gled silage clamp walls

Irish Examiner - Farming - - TECHNOLOGY FOCUS - Stephen Cado­gan

Slop­ing silage clamp walls have been pop­u­lar across Europe for decades. Their ad­van­tages such as bet­ter silage qual­ity, thanks to im­proved com­paction up to the edge of the clamp wall, and greater safety, are now be­ing pro­moted in the UK. The Bock UK silage wall, s l o p e d at a n a n g l e o f 2 3 de­grees, is short­listed in the New Prod­uct Com­pe­ti­tion at the UK Dairy Day 2017 in Shrop­shire next week. Many UK anaer­o­bic di­ges­tion plants in the UK al­ready have Bock clamps.

The com­pany says it is much harder to com­pact silage along the shoul­der of a ver­ti­cal wall clamp. Bock says you can also pile silage up to 3m above the tops of the pan­els, in the mid­dle of the clamp, which can’t be safely achieved with a ver­ti­cal wall clamp.

The com­pany’s clamps are sup­ported by earth banks.

The Bock UK sloped silage wall is short­listed in the New Prod­uct Com­pe­ti­tion at the UK Dairy Day 2017 in Shrop­shire next week.

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