Our aim is to grow high yielding Maize crops as economically as possible. We achieve this through using the latest available technology alongside qualified and experienced operators. This creates a high quality livestock feed
How we Maximize your Yield
This process starts with a good spray out using our GPS assisted sprayer. Alongside a selection of herbicides suitable for the conditions and any prevalent weeds in the paddock.
This is followed with a cultivation program using GPS assisted auto steer tractors. This minimizes overlaps and cost while maximizing productivity and ensuring a good seedbed.
The Maize is planter with our 8 row Vaderstad precision Planter. Our planter has GPS technology fitted to allow each individual row to shut off as it overlaps previously planted areas. This means we can save you considerable seed costs as this reduces overpopulating on overlaps. Creating better plant growth and cob size by reducing competition. Our planter can apply starter fertilizer as well.
We recommend the use of our side dresser at the appropriate stage which can ‘knife’ in fertilizer near the root mass. This provides efficient use of the fertilizer. Our side dresser can apply herbicide between the Maize rows to address any weeds that may be present.
The Harvesting Process
Harvest is carried out by one of our Claas 960 forage harvesters. These are fitted with the latest Claas MCC Max Corn Cracker. Combined with good operation this ensures the crop is properly processed to maximize the availability of nutrients in the maize for better digestibility and in turn higher milk yield and condition. Both of our Claas Forage harvesters are fitted with the new “NIR” technology. This provides accurate information in moisture, yield and in turn dry matter tonnage, so you know accurately what is in your stack.
The crop is transported efficiently to the stack site with our large Silage trailers behind 50kph tractors, trucks or truck and trailers.
At the other end, the crop is stacked with our Volvo L90H with 14′ Buckrake or New Holland T7.270 with 2.8m Push-off for superior compaction to improved the ensiling process. We have the expertise to stack a wedge, bun, and inside a bunker.
We can apply innoculants during the chopping process if you prefer that. We also provide silage covers in 12m, 15m and 18m, widths.
Through the whole process, we regularly crop walk and communicate progress with suggestions for improvements. We also communicate with our customers, identifying the ideal harvest date to maximize the benefit from your crop.
Following harvest, we plot yield information collected by the forage harvested on to maps to show performance of the crop on each paddock. We review and supply you with this information so we can identify any potential improvements that can be made to increase yield and crop performance for the future.