16th International Silage Conference, Hämeenlinna, Finland
The 16th International Silage Conference will take place from 2 to 4 July 2012 in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
Silage is fermented, high-moisture fodder that can be fed to ruminants (cud-chewing animals such as cattle and sheep) or used as a biofuel feedstock for anaerobic digesters. It is fermented and stored in a process called ensiling or silaging, and is usually made from grass crops, including corn (maize), sorghum or other cereals, using the entire green plant (not just the grain). Silage must be made from plant material with a suitable moisture content, about 50% to 60%, depending on the means of storage, the degree of compression and the amount of water that will be lost in storage.
Current research on silate looks at methods to improve the ability of farmers to produce quality and nutritional silage at a reasonable profit and to aid decision-making regarding silage production, forage conservation and grassland management in a sustainable way.
The conference will be an opportunity for scientists and experts to discuss advances in all the major areas of silage research.For further information, please visit: