Forage and cattle feed are the highest cost on a cattle farm or ranch. In the Parkland region, putting greenfeed up dry and in a timely manner so that spoilage does not occur after baling can be a challenge in some years. In those years, producers look to alternatives such as wrapping bales in plastic to preserve feed as silage. However, many producers do not have access to a bale wrapper.
The project showed that stacked and covered round bale silage is a viable option for storing large, round silage bales.