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Spoiled silage? You need bias ply truck-tire sidewalls

Let’s face it; anything spoiled is unappetizing … and spoiled silage is no exception. But unappetizing is the least of it. Tainted silage reduces herd intake and production by disrupting normal rumen function. This can lead to reproduction problems or impaired cattle health. If the silage is moldy, respiratory problems may develop and if the mold produces mycotoxins, the health issues can be even more serious.…

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Turn stress to contentment with help from bias ply truck-tire sidewalls

Dairy farms with cow-comfort issues usually suffer from poorer reproduction, higher cull rates, lower production, more disease, and higher somatic cell counts or clinical mastitis. By contrast, stress-free cows eat, rest, and milk well, and are unlikely to get sick … which begs the questions: what causes stress in cows and what can dairy farmers do to alleviate it?…

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Listeriosis can be serious … Practice safe silage with bias truck-tire sidewalls

Dairy farmers have long been ensiling forage to preserve feed for their cows. The methodology can be complicated and labor intensive but, when done in a safe and hygienic manner, it helps ensure the livestock will be well fed all year round. Paramount to making the most of this method is ensuring that the silage, which is susceptible to contamination from the environment (e.g., soil, wind, water, insects, carcasses, etc.), remains untainted (i.e., well wrapped with polyethylene or reinforced plastic, secured by truck-tire sidewalls).…

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Worried sick about pathogen transmission? Truck-tire sidewalls for bunker silos can help

According to information from Western Dairy News, the consequences of improperly fermented ensiled forage fed to dairy cows can be wide ranging and extend beyond reduced performance due to poor nutritional value of the feed. These feeds can play a role in infectious disease transmission to humans (e.g., listeriosis, botulism, and salmonellosis) and can act as primary sources of disease agents. Awareness and prevention are fundamental in minimizing the risk of exposure.…

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Protect your product with ours

Maximizing ruminant livestock production depends on producing and storing superior silage. It is widely acknowledged that the best long-term silage storage choice for expanded dairy farms is bunker silos maintained with reinforced coverage to prevent aerobic contamination. Holding down silage covers to eliminate the infiltration of air is best achieved with tire sidewalls for bunker storage as they provide greater safety, reduce the size of the face, and reduce both packing and covering labor.…

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