阿德里安·莫里斯(Adrian Morris)is currently milking 50 British Friesian cows on his farm in Co. Cavan. Adrian is the second generation to farm there, with his father’s farm being established in the 1960s.

与阿德里安(Adrian)的一个女儿妮可(Nicole)一起,可能有第三代莫里斯奶农的潜力,对农场表现出了浓厚的兴趣betway客户端。

Two years ago, Adrian began filming videos of his farming life with his wife and five children, and uploading each video onYouTube.

He began his YouTubechannel to give viewers a genuine perspective of how a dairy farm operates in hope to encourage the next generation of farmers.

今天,他的YouTubechannel, IFarm WeFarm, has over 60,000 subscribers.

青贮饲料生产

Typically, forage consists of anything between 40% to 80% of the diet in most dairy and beef production systems.

Adrian aims to make his first cut of silage during the last few days of May and will make his third and final cut at the end of August.

Commenting on unprecedented fertiliser prices and current grass growth, Adrian said: “Considering the price of fertiliser, we want to have a balance of quality and quantity so we’re still aiming to have our first cut done between May 25, and end of May.”

阿德里安(Adrian)同时生产坑又生产青贮饲料。总体而言,乳业农民的目标是betway客户端在他的第一次削减中收获30AC,第二次削减25AC,在他的第三次削减中获得25AC。

“Our second cut tends to be bales but we have also put it into the pit which depends on what the pit is like and what it’s like in the first cut. If we’re satisfied with the first cut, we will do our second two cuts in round bales,” said Adrian.

覆盖坑

以前,阿德里安(Adrian)由于使用较低质量的覆盖物材料而从他的青贮饲料坑中浪费过多的问题。传统上,当覆盖他的坑时,阿德里安(Adrian)使用了三个塑料盖,只有800个轮胎。

Commenting on how he had previously installed the pit, Adrian said: “That worked well, we always had a bit of waste, along the sides and around the front of the pit especially.”

浪费在一个p的平均数量oorly sealed clamp is 8cm on the top and sides, with more than this on the shoulders. This means waste could cost up to €4.80/m2. On a 16m x 50m clamp, this could add up to €3,840 in losses.

相比之下,覆盖相同夹具的visqueen clingseal的成本为215.00欧元,为0.268欧元/m2.

青贮饲料包裹

在更换犀牛的产品时,阿德里安(Adrian)决定拍摄整个青贮饲料生产过程,以使观众了解他的青贮饲料制作过程以及犀牛产品的性能。

Speaking about how he now covers his silage pit, Adrian said: “First of all, we use covers across the walls and use the Visqueen Clingseal along the top.克林斯足够强大到达,这使得更容易完成坑。

“然后,在克林斯之上,我们使用了犀牛的高级400克黑色塑料青贮饲料,然后在所有东西上都使用了犀牛的绿色保护网。”

犀牛保护网的可用以下尺寸:5x10m;8x10m;10x12m;10x15m;和15x20m。

犀牛保护网具有领带和手柄,使农民可以用犀牛沙袋轻松固定网。

The protection nets keep the silage safe and keep the plastic tight along the sides of the pit and along the joints. The protection nets also protect the pit from birds and pests.

Adrian found that covering the pit was a lot easier after he decided to make the change from covering the plastic with tyres to Rhino sand bags.

He said: “We prefer the sand bags as you need less quantity of them, they’re cleaner, and far easier to work with.”

耐用性

Adrian has found the combination of Rhino’s protection nets and Visqueen Clingseal clamp sheets to be far more durable and effective than similar products he used in the past.

Farmers and industry experts use Visqueen Clingseal, a flexible vacuum sheet that is used directly beneath traditional, heavier silage sheets.

It is thinner and therefore more flexible, allowing it to cling more closely to the contours of the clamp surface and tuck-in more at the sides. This helpseliminate air pocketsand provides a close fitting barrier to significantly reduce top and shoulder losses from aerobic spoilage.

Speaking about the durability and ease of using Rhino’s protection nets, the dairy farmer said: “We use three sections on our pit and it’s very light-weight, so it’s easy to take off, and it’s reusable for several years as long as it’s looked after.”

青贮饲料质量

阿德里安的观众YouTube频道有机会看到阿德里安(Adrian)首次使用犀牛产品之后,打开了阿德里安(Adrian)的第一印象。

As Adrian runs a dairy farm, producing high-quality silage is of highest importance in terms of reducing concentrate costs.

他说:“我和任何人一样紧张,我认为观众看到了我的巨大反应,因为我们打开它时的坑非常好。”

“总的来说,当我们打开青贮饲料向观众展示观众时,我的印象是,就青贮饲料质量而言,犀牛的产品改变了我们的游戏规则。

阿德里安说:“这是我们拥有如此良好的青贮饲料的原因,这是我们有史以来最好的青贮饲料之一。”

Adrian was extremely pleased with how little waste was produced, saying that: “We had next to zero waste, just a small bit at the very beginning, which was very, very small – maybe two or three barrows worth.

“使用克林斯和保护网时,我们的坑里绝对没有腐烂,发酵似乎非常好。”

As it provides a better air seal, Visqueen Clingseal also facilitates a faster, moreefficient fermentation process- 提供增强的夹具青贮饲料质量。

lt is also easy to apply, and suitable for a variety of ensiled crops, including grass, maize, wholecrop and other moist feeds.

动物表现

在使用犀牛产品之后,阿德里安(Adrian)提到,青贮饲料质量和牛群状况有了显着改善。

Feed as a whole represents the largest single cost in these farming systems; reducing losses and maximising silage quality is the priority, and Visqueen Clingseal can do just this.

“除了在挤奶厅里只有少量,我们不必喂食任何浓缩物。喂养青贮饲料的奶牛的状况极佳,我们的观众甚至对此发表了评论。

“Anytime you have good silage it will always save you on concentrate costs,” mentioned Adrian.

Adrian is looking forward to the upcoming silage season and to using Rhino’s products again this year.

“Using the products was a complete success. If anyone wants to check out the entire process, they can watch it on myYouTube,ifarm wefarm,”他总结道。

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