Maize baling / corn silage baling

 

Customer statement Jos Boonen

Effective maize silage baling has been possible since 2003, when the world's first commercial maize baler for chopped maize / corn silage was made (the Orkel MP 2000). Now forage maize bales are in use in more than 40 countries.

Reasons in short:

  • Increased milk yield/ live weight gain
  • Higher DM intake
  • Better milk quality by increased protein and fat
  • Improved animal health
Milk production silo vs bale

Independent tests by CRV cattle improvement

Research shows an increase in milk production by use of maize in high density bales compared to maize in silo. This research is done by CRV Cattle Improvement, in Holland.

Research done by the University of Gembloux, Belgium, shows an increase of profitability in meat production by 20%.

 

How? Learn more below or watch the baling process in this film.


Maize baling - customer example from Belgium

Forage quality

  • Press out the oxygen
  • Keep the oxygen out
  • Less spoilage

Contact with oxygen spoils the maize silage. This is because bacteria consumes the nutrition when the maize is in contact with oxygen. The compaction process presses out all the oxygen in the maize. Then the maize bale is wrapped in air tight film. The result is that there is no oxygen inside the bale, and no oxygen gets in to the maize bale. This happens to a greater extent in high density bales than in bunker silos or bags. The result is superior conservation of the content. Benefits are less bacterial spoilage during storage and transport, and stable silage for longer term storage. On top of that, high density maize bales have lower rates of air infiltration during feedout.

"After years of practical vet. experience I started together with my children a considerable agricultural exploitation. We also specialized ourselves in breeding and fattening the White Belgian Blue. 3 years ago we started with the Orkel High Density Jean Devillersbales in our dairy production. The excellent stabile microbiology of the Orkel bales gives a better microbiological flora in the rumen leading to a better valorization of the nutrition’s. Since we started with Orkel bales the quality and the taste of our fresh milk, butter and cheese is much higher due to a good organized fermentation. The Orkel bales allow us to make a complete mixed feeding for at least 48 h without warming up, even in the summer. With a bunker silo we could have never reached the same quality standard."

Doctor Veterinairy Jean Devillers, Marchin, Belgium

Benefits

Minimal or no losses in forage conservation provides huge benefits to the livestock farmer. User experience during more than 10 years , as well as several independent test reports confirm the advantages of Orkel high density maize bales to provide:

  • Increased milk yield/ live weight gain
  • Higher DM intake
  • Better milk quality by increased protein and fat
  • Improved animal health

In turn, these benefits have a positive impact on the financial return from milk and meat production.

Learn more about our maize balers below the film.

Maize baling and stacking - customer example from Italy

baling Capacity and bale weight

We offer four different maize balers

Table maize compactors