Sealing the Clamp
A better seal on the clamp makes for better silage – conserving more of the energy in the feedstock.
Air is the enemy of the clamp, causing losses in dry matter and reducing the energy value of the feedstock – leaving not only less feedstock but one of poorer quality too.
Silage is produced by the process of fermentation. The only desirable fermentation in silage making is where anaerobic bacteria convert plant sugars to lactic acid – NOT acetic acid. To be successful, an anaerobic environment needs to exist and sealing the clamp correctly is vital for achieving this.