8 800 500 7917 – hot line telephone for forage conservation that will be launched by Krasnokamsk Machinery and Repair Plant on 1 June.
Each year agricultural companies face difficulties that decrease quality of conserved forage. They include unfavourable weather conditions — drought or, vice versa, regular rains, difficulty with observance of a forage conservation technology, gaining of maximum nutritive value and preservation of forage for the forthcoming season.
To improve quality of forage and to increase its nutritive value experts of a Center for Assistance in Development of Dairy and Beef Stock Farming (Perm), with which the Plant cooperates will consult farmers by phone.
When requirements of the forage conservation technology are violated or outdated methods are used, up to 90% of nutritive substances are lost. As a result farmers can be short of conserved forage during a season, they have to use concentrates that means additional costs. Nutritive value of forage affects productivity of cows, and as a result profit of a company.
"Our goal is not just to lend moral assistance but to give practical tools for operation. Therefore, an operator will ask to a region and to give an e-mail address. Thus, we will be able to give a comprehensive answer, and if required, to send flowcharts or video lectures of our course", Anna Shumilova, Director of the Center for Assistance in Development of Dairy and Beef Stock Farming noted.
The main emphasis of the hot line is support of farmers that use the popular in the world packed haylage technology. Even in wet weather it is possible to conserve and preserve high-quality grass forage without preservatives. As experience has shown, the technology increases productivity of the animals by 20-25%. In addition, value of livestock diet decreases and quality of milk is improving. The full range of machines intended for the In-line Haylage conservation technology is manufactured by Krasnokamsk Machinery and Repair Plant.
In February results of Top Packed Haylage competition were summarized. 35 companies submitted samples of conserved forage. They were analyzed is a laboratory. Parameters affecting quality of forage: exchange energy, content of protein and fiber were checked. Thus, experts of the Center for Assistance in Development of Dairy and Beef Stock Farming identified companies with the highest parameters. Now they can share their experience and to improve efficiency of farmers throughout the country.
Calls are accepted twenty-four-hour within the whole season of forage conservation— before the 1st of September. Toll-free calls for all Russian regions.