Philip and Selena Prinzen Family
Excellent quality medium moisture haylage continues to be the basic key to achieving the Prinzhaven Dairy's position as one of the top herds for management score in Prince Edward County.
A true model of focusing on sustainable production the current average of this 70 cow herd stands at 44 kg. of 3.8% B.F.and 3.3% Prot.milk produced daily.Haylage from the farms (2) 20 x 80 Harvestores maintain the farms total forage program with no corn silage being included in the ration.
A Harvestore 20 x 32 provides storage for the dairy's high moisture corn requirements.
Purchased off-farm feed costs for protein(distillers grain and soya meal)based on June 2011 values are an average of 0.78 cents per cow /day or 1.8 cents/litre
The Harvestore's first-in first-out oxygen limiting storage is definitely an asset to avoid the high input costs of todays volatile commodity markets.