How to Choose the Right Silage Wrap or Net for Your Farm

As a farmer, harvesting your crops and ensuring they are well-preserved is a top priority. This is where silage wrap and netting come in. They help to keep your forage in top condition, preserving its quality and nutritional value over an extended period. At Meirion Davies, we understand that choosing the right silage wrap or netting can be tricky, especially when there are so many options available. To help you make the right decision, we've put together this guide on how to choose the right silage wrap or net for your farm.

Silage wrap is used to wrap harvested forage to protect it from air, light, and moisture, keeping it fresh for longer. When choosing a silage wrap, there are several factors that you need to consider. The first is the thickness of the wrap. This is usually measured in microns - the higher the micron count, the thicker and stronger the wrap. A thicker wrap will provide better protection against punctures and rips, ensuring that the silage remains airtight.

The quality of the plastic used to make the wrap is also essential. The durability of the plastic, flexibility, and resistance to punctures and tearing are all things to consider. Many manufacturers use virgin plastic, which is a better quality plastic with a more extended lifespan. The colour of the silage wrap is also important. White wrap reflects sunlight and prevents heat from building up inside the bale, which helps to keep the forage fresher for longer.

When it comes to choosing a silage net, you need to consider the material and the size. The material should be strong, durable, and flexible. Many silage nets are made from polyethylene, which is a high-quality plastic known for its strength and durability. 

At the end of the day, choosing the right silage wrap or net for your farm will depend on your specific needs and budget. When in doubt, it's always best to consult with a professional to ensure that you make the right decision. At Meirion Davies, we have a huge range of silage wrap and net in store, so whether you're looking for something cost-effective or a high-end wrap for superior forage protection, we've got you covered. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you find exactly what you need, so why not pay us a visit soon?

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