Pit silage saved for a 'dry day'

By Stephen Burns
Updated June 28 2018 - 5:12am, first published June 27 2018 - 7:30pm
Richard Webb standing beside a silage pit with 70 lucerne bales buried (been in there for two years) which will be opened in a couple of weeks to one months time. This will last til the end of winter. Pits put in around 1984/85

Well-made and correctly protected from the elements, pit silage is ‘like money in the bank’ saving for a dry period, according to Richard Webb as he considers the condition of his cattle and sheep in relation to the current extended dry period.  

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