Hog producers readily acknowledge each fall harvest, the dramatic effects that new crop corn has on appetite and growth rate. Maintaining this level of quality is directly proportionate to oxygen exposure.
A Harvestore storage system is unequalled when it comes to feed quality. Harvestore systems efficiently store the highest quality haylage and high-moisture grains, and provide labor-saving convenience and better lifetime value than today’s common storage options.
No other Feed Storage System on the market today can match the levels of preservation that Harvestore silos provide. The first to introduce oxygen limiting storage, a Harvestore structure provides the most oxygen limiting environment for feedstuffs for the modern day farm.
Research shows that using storage bags and concrete bunkers cannot preserve forage nutrient value as well as producers using an oxygen-limiting structure, like a Harvestore.
The following image provided by the U.S. Dairy Forage Reseach Centre shows that Feed stored in a Harvestore Structure had less spoilage and gaseous loss than feed stored over the same perioud of time in a plastic bag silo or a covered concrete storage bunker.
The advantage of high moisture corn after fermentation is the low ph (between 4 and 4.5) during storage depresses the growth of undesired micro organisms and leads to a stabilization of the gut flora of the animal and increases the availability of protein and vitamins, increasing feed efficiency, palatability and soluble nutrients.