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the same way as conventional
silage wrap, with the same level
of stretch and the same basic
handling and storage rules.
Dry matter analysis follow-
ing storage using Silostop Bale
Wrap Film has shown a reduc-
tion in DM losses of over 40
percent per bale. Combined
with better palatability and ani-
mal intake, lower risk of disease
caused by mould and yeast and
lower labour costs, this trans-
lates to a significant saving for
Recent independent labora-
tory testing to international ac-
credited standard ISO 15105-2 /
DIN 53380-3 by Innoform, Ger-
many, has proven Silostop Bale
Wrap Film to be almost 100
times more of a barrier to oxy-
gen than leading conventional
silage wrap brands.
It has an oxygen transfer rate
(OTR) of just 20 cm3/m2/24hrs,
compared to nearly 2,000 cm3/
m2/24hrs of conventional silage
films. The Innoform tests also
replicated the “real life” scenar-
io by stretching the films to 70
percent, and Silostop Bale Wrap
Film maintained its thickness
and strength significantly better,
and because it is more resistant
to stretching it will better main-
tain its thickness on the bale.
Because the oxygen barrier
in Silostop Bale Wrap Film re-
duces the rate at which oxygen
permeates through pre-stretched
film it reduces aerobic spoilage
Benefits of Silostop Bale
Reduces dry matter losses by
more than 40 percent per bale
Less risk of diseases from ac-
cidental ingestion of mouldy
silage by animals.
Yeast counts are reduced.
Better palatability and animal
Less film per bale results in
time saving and lower recy-
Designed to be used in all
bale wrapping systems, with
round and square bales.
Almost 100 times more effec-
tive at stopping oxygen than
conventional bale wrap films
of the same thickness.
Lallemand is the Silostop
distributor in Australia and and
it says the new bale wrap film
can be used on all types of bale
wrappers to wrap both round
and square bales.
It is strong and durable and
can be used to wrap any type of
Lallemand says in four years
of testing Silostop Bale Wrap
Film has worked on every ma-
chine used to apply it, including
round and square balers, in-line
wrappers, combo bale wrappers,
and machines with one, two or
For more details contact Lal-
lemand on 1300 247 448 or De-
benham Australia on 1800 424
Versatile: the new bale wrap film can be used on all types of
bale wrappers to wrap both round and square bales.
Oxygen barrier film now available as bale wrap
SILOSTOP Bale Wrap
Film is a world first new
generation bale wrap film
using oxygen barrier tech-
It is a thin (25 micron) im-
permeable film that prevents the
entry of oxygen into the silage
bale. It can be used in exactly
DAIRY farmers wanting to opti-
mise their maize crops are invited
to Gippsland Maize Workshops at the
Exchange Hotel in Foster next Tuesday,
September 20 from 11am-1pm.
The workshops will assist farmers to plan and
manage their maize crops over the season, picking
up on opportunities and risks each step of the way.
Farmers from across the region have expressed
interest in growing these crops as a way of driving
higher water use efficiency on farm and as an option
to rehabilitate badly pugged pastures.
The workshops will focus on:
Why grow maize?
Setting your yield goals
Optimising your inputs and costs
Planning and preparation
In-crop management issues and solutions
Harvest management and,
Peter Notman who works closely with farm-
ers said in a tight year it was important not to cut
corners and to plan to succeed from the start.
He said it was important to arm yourself with in-
formation from the start about how to set your crop
up properly and what to expect over the season to
make sure you got the most from your investment.
The workshops have been developed by Notman
Pasture Seeds, Gibsons Groundspread and Pioneer
Brand Products. Farmers are encouraged to come
armed with questions for workshop facilitators.
The workshop will be useful for farmers who are
thinking about growing summer crops for the first
time, as well as existing growers.
At the Foster workshop lunch is provided and
there are door prizes up for grabs (Esky, $50 BWS
voucher and more)
A workshop will also be held in Maffra at the
Maffra Football Ground on Wednesday September
21 at 11am.
For more information contact Adam Fisher
on 0437 512 015 or email adam@notmanpasture.
Maize workshop at Foster
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