Designing an Affordable Silage Wrapper for Small Farmers

Final Report for FNE02-401

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $763.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
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Note to reader, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-401.

There were no site conditions or conditions specific to my farm and this growing season that may have effected my results. I created a piece of machinery. So long as the user has a tractor with hydraulics, a loader (skid-steer or prime-mover works best), and makes bales that are 4 feet in diameter or less s/he can easily use this tuber.

Owning a tuber greatly increases the ease of making winter cow forage. It allows me to make high quality forage when the weather is not cooperating for making dry hay. While my invention does not bag haylage any more efficiently than the commercial models, it was a whole lot less expensive. Our out of pocket expenses were less than a tenth of the cost of a new machine.


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