What Is Silage?
Silage is pasture grass that has been ‘pickled’. It is a method used to preserve the pasture for cows and sheep to eat later when natural pasture isn’t good, like in the dry season.
The process must be carried out under acidic conditions (around pH 4-5) in order to keep nutrients and provide a form of food that cows and sheep will like to eat. Fermentation at higher pH results in silage that has a bad taste, and lower amounts of sugars and proteins.
Team Lima Smarts head honcho Eric was in the bread basket town of Mumias recently on a fact finding mission and was fortunate enough to witness and oversee the entire process.
Below some images from the sojourn.