Grass Clipping Silage
Learn how to calculate to market price for Grass Clipping Silage. Silage is typically at least 50% water. Because traditional silage is used by the producers who create it, the process of selling silage is not clear-cut. We take the guesswork out of the process by allowing you to evaluate different feed sources by their dry matter basis.
In then end you will be able to compare the cost of a pound of protein, energy provided by the pound or other important factors to calculate the cost per pound of gain. For assistance with this calculation, please feel free to contact one of our Feed Nutritionists at YCC at Info@biopacr.com
How to Calculate the Market Value of Grass Clipping Silage
Step 2: Multiply the market price X the silage reduction value of .47 = Grass Clipping Silage™ Market Value.
Here's an example from Texas:
When you check the local prices of Supreme or Premium Quality Hay from the USDA Website and find it to be selling for $280 per ton, you will discount the silage for the moisture by multiplying ($280.00 * .47) = $131.60. You would pay a market value of $131.60 per ton for lawn clipping silage, which is comparable in dry matter basis to Supreme/Premium quality hay selling for $280.
About the BioPac'r Bags
This new feed comes to livestock producers in convenient 1-ton sealed bulk bags. Four lifting loops are provided for ease of mobility and feeding, and bags can be stored or stacked on standard wooden pallets.
BioPac'r bags are 100% recyclable. After the bags are emptied, local landscapers who provide Grass Clipping Silage will collect the empty bags to be recycled.
More on Grass Clipping Silage
Farmers and homeowners always ask the question, "Why aren’t all the lawn clippings being fed to livestock?" With the invention of the BioPac'r, Yellowstone Compact & Commodities Corp has finally answered this question and removed the obstacles to turning lawn clippings into livestock feed with the first-ever portable silage processing system.
Fresh grass clippings begin to decompose very quickly after they are harvested due to exposure to oxygen, which leads to the production of heat (Composting Process). The BioPac'r compacts the grass clippings as they are harvested, preventing the exposure to oxygen. This then prevents the production of heat and the rotting process by causing the compacted biomass to become anaerobic.
There are enough grass clippings harvested in 6 months to feed all the cattle in the US for an entire year. Why feed grass clippings to cattle in the summer when our livestock already have enough available pasture? The BioPac'r facilitates the pickling process of fresh clippings into lawn Grass Clipping Silage. During the 30-day processing period, the 1-ton bales of lawn clippings are converted into silage with a stable shelf life of 4 to 5 years. With the introduction of the BioPac'r, what gets mowed in the summer can now be fed in the winter or during droughts as Grass Clipping Silage.
Silage is currently made in silage pits, upright concrete and metal silage silos created using 300-foot-long white plastic tubes you may have seen in farm country along our highways. Because of the size and weight of these silos, the processing of silage is restricted to a stationary site. Crops are purposefully grown to be harvested and placed into silage silos in order to produce an anaerobic environment to complete the ensiling process. As a result, silage has always been restricted to the large producers who have vast amounts of acreage to grow crops. The BioPac'r brings this process down to a smaller, more manageable scale by creating a means to process and handle 1-ton bales by turf professionals. Small livestock feeders can now reap the benefits of lower cost, high quality Grass Clipping Silage grown by local homeowners and harvested by nearby landscapers (Grass Clipping Harvester).
BioPac'r Owners Can Now Help Recycle Plastic Silage Tarps, Silage Wrap and Silage Tube Plastic
Are you frustrated with trying to dispose of all of your old silage plastic: ag wrap, silage bags, plastic silage pile covers, bale bags? Tired of dumping them in the local landfill for a fee? Consider recycling all of your old silage plastic!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to locate the nearest landscaper who will take this waste off your hands. As farmers begin to accumulate bags, landscapers who own and operate a BioPac'r will come to you to take your old bags and will compress (cube up, bale) the waste in their BioPac'r for FREE! Why would they do it for free? Because when you are feeding during the winter, the landscaper's BioPac'r sits idle. Collecting and baling used bags and then delivering them to a local recycling center will allow them to earn extra income during the winter months.
Yellowstone Compact & Commodities Corp is the manufacturer of the BioPac’r line of products. BioPac'r, Grass 2 Cash, Lawn Clipping Compactor, Lawn Harvester, and Lawn Clipping Silage are ALL Trademarks (TM) of Yellowstone Compact & Commodities Corp.