Forage stocks calculator

Silage losses will occur at a number of key stages between the time the forage is harvested until the time it reaches the cow in the feeding trough.

Use the calculator below to calculate your annual silage requirements and to investigate where the potential losses may occur.

Forage stocks calculator

Silage Requirements

Number In Herd Silage Fed (kg DM/Day)

Forage Grown

Acres Grown Ave Yield (tonnes/ac Freshweight) Dry Matter % DM Yields

Forage Management

Average Losses
Operation Ave Silage Losses Qty Before Operation Qty After Operation
High Losses
Operation Ave Silage Losses Qty Before Operation Qty After Operation
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Will I have enough silage to feed?

Depending on management, the total silage DM available to feed is between ---- and ---- tonnes.
Based on the estimated annual herd consumption of ---- tonnes:

No - Silage is likely to run out

Yes - Silage levels should be good

Maybe - Careful management is required to achieve needed yield