Silostop: The ultimate silage protection system

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The patented, multilayer formulation of Silostop Oxygen Barrier Film has been scientifically proven in independent research trials to be 100 times more effective at protecting silage from oxygen than conventional PE plastics.

Farmers who use Silostop typically save between 50p and £3.50 (€1 and €4.50) per tonne of silage by covering with Silostop instead of conventional black plastic.

This is due to a number of factors, including virtual elimination of surface spoilage, reduction in dry matter loss, increase in aerobic stability by up to two days and labour savings.

Silostop offers a complete silage protection system, with products designed to meet the needs of every bunker silage producer.

Silostop Orange is the flagship product; it is light and thin, being just 45 micron, yet is strong enough to walk on.

Silostop Black contains the same properties as Silostop Orange, and has additional built-in anti-UV resistance so can be used with a Silostop Open Net or other non-UV protective cover.

Recently Silostop launched a wall film, which can save up to 30cm silage from the edges and shoulders of a silo.

Although Silostop Films are very strong, they must be protected from physical damage. Silostop protective covers offer strong, long lasting protection with a life expectancy of at least five years. Silostop Open Net is a 220gsm cover ideal for protecting Silostop Black film.

Its open net structure allows wind to pass through without lifting the cover. Silostop Anti-UV Cover’s 213gsm close weave material protects Silostop Orange from UV light as well as physical damage.

To complete the range, Silostop provides a unique weighting system.

Silostop Gravelbags used along the edges and seams are much easier to handle than tyres, and prevent the risk of wire entering the silage. Silomats are a new concept designed to prevent air entering under the front of the silage sheet after opening.

The 1.2m x 2.4m, 20kg mats have handles to enable easy and safe movement back from the face as silage taken.