A silage wrap is a film used to wrap the bales of silage. A single layer of Net-Wrap silage wrap provides sufficient cover, while multiple layers prevent condensation inside the room. It is also important to store silage at the correct temperature and protect it from UV radiation. The optimum temperature for wrapping silage is between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. The film must also be protected from UV light to avoid fading or mould forming.
The material used to wrap bales should be strong enough to last the entire season. If it does not last, the bales will become too heavy to handle and create a lot of waste. Once wrapped, silage wrap should adhere to itself tightly to form an airtight seal. This will prevent oxygen from entering the bales and reduce the amount of rotting. Ideally, the silage wrap should adhere to itself to ensure a secure and airtight seal.
To prevent leakage, the film should be pre-stretched for a good seal. Unlike the traditional plastic bags, this wrap must be applied in a single layer. If the bale is not pre-stretched, it will not form a good seal. The film should be able to adhere to itself tightly. Using multiple layers increases the likelihood of leakage. In addition, the plastic may break down during the fermentation process, causing a significant cut in yields.
Another important thing to consider when applying a bale wrap is the ground beneath the bale. The ground should be cleared of grasses or stubble, which may cause holes in the plastic film. If this is not possible, you can use used bale wrap. However, you must keep in mind that UV radiation damages plastic and will reduce the quality of the feed. The bales should be stored in a cool and dry place on the silage field during the summer months.
The most important feature of a Net-Wrap silage wrap is its durability. If it is not durable enough, it will not withstand harsh weather conditions. While it can be used for other purposes, it is not suitable for bales. For example, it cannot protect bales from rain. The moisture in a silage wrap can also cause damage to the plastic. This can lower the quality of the feed. Then, it can get damaged due to UV light or moisture.
When wrapping a bale, it is best to use a solid base. A solid base will help the plastic wrap resist UV radiation and keep the feet dry and free from sand. In addition, it should be protected against rain and UV rays. The UV radiation will cause the plastic to break down and tear and decrease the feed’s quality. You should avoid exposing your bale to the sun’s UV radiation.