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Making the most of a failed Canola Crops - AFIA

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Sep 22, 2017

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Canola hay and silage can be made from failed crops to cover production costs and is sometimes a profitable venture.

Canola hay is best cut at late flowering and conditioned. They say about 90% podded and 10% flowers left

Canola hay and silage can be fed to all types of ruminant Livestock as long as precautions are taken when introduced to their diet.

failed canola can be cut for hay or silage to cover some costs of growing the crop, and is sometimes profitable, but markets can be volatile. Canola hay and silage can be of very good quality if managed correctly.

Cut crops for hay can be at risk of weather damage. Crops cut for silage have less curing time (24 to 48 hours), reducing exposure to possible weather damage.

Canola silage tends to be higher quality than hay, but is less cost-effective to transport long distances because of its weight, making it less attractive for trading