Who are looking utilise home-grown grass as the lowest cost feed on livestock farms.
Our product is a 23% nitrogen, 13% potassium, 8.5% sulphur enriched with 3% sodium that improves the quality of silage. It is also available with 3% phosphate
Contains nutrients to produce both dry matter yield and to optimise the feed value of silage for animal health and performance
Our solution has the RB209 recommended amount of sodium and has a lower carbon footprint than standard practice
It is tried, tested and proven in the UK and Ireland
Want to know more?
What is Sweet Silage?
Sweet Silage is a high-N grassland fertiliser specifically designed to provide balanced nutrition to produce both quantity and quality of high quality silage.
Why use Sweet Silage?
Balanced nutrition is the key to high quality silage. Growers should look for a fertiliser that provides the nutrients to optimise dry matter yield per hectare plus what is needed to optimise the feed value for animal health and performance. Sweet Silage is designed to:
Provide balanced nutrition
Available with or without phosphate
Contains ideal N:S ratio for silage
Improves silage quality
Optimises silage fermentation
Improves palatability and digestibility
Need Trial Data?
Assessing if Sweet Silage could increase the sugar content of grass silage to improve palatability compared to a standard complex compound CCF
Made with a protected nitrogen, Ideal for producing both quantity and quality silage where soil P indices are low, or no manures are being applied
SWEET SILAGE 20-0-11 + 5 SO3 + 3 Na2O
Ideal for producing both quantity and quality silage
SWEET SILAGE 19-3-11 + 5 SO3 + 3 Na2O
Ideal for producing both quantity and quality silage where soil P indices are low, or no manures are being applied
The above is for guidance only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation
Need More Technical Information?
Balanced nutrition plays a key role in optimising both quantity and quality. Silage requires large amounts of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) to drive growth but what else do these nutrients need to fulfil their role in balanced nutrition?
Nitrogen needs Sulphur to optimise grass growth and quality:
The benefits of sulphur on grass quantity and quality arising from the synergies between N and S are long established and well understood, as demonstrated by the trial data (right) from Bouchard et al, Journal of Dairy Science, 1973. Yet S fertilisers are only applied to 27% of the total silage crop area (BSFP, 2020).
Livestock need Potassium and Sodium to be in balance:
The benefits of including sodium in silage fertiliser were demonstrated in an independent trial by National University of Ireland, Galway in 2019.
The trial compared a Sweet Silage blend against a 'standard' silage CCF compound in relation to yield and forage quality.
Our team of Nutrition Agronomists are on hand to support you with additional technical information on Sweet Silage and our other efficiency brands.
Improving soil and crop nutrition is key to supporting sustainable agriculture. The Nutrition Agronomists can provide practical help in interpreting soil, leaf and slurry analyses and helping with integrated nutrient management planning.
Need a Carbon Footprint?
Our aim is to provide specific carbon footprints for our products, improving accuracy for recording and reporting. NUTRI-CO2OL, our independently ADAS verified carbon footprint model, was developed to account for changes in raw material sourcing, production and blending sites.
An indicative carbon footprint for Sweet Silage is below. Contact us quoting the bag code on your bag tie for an accurate carbon footprint.
Need Help to Set Your Spreader?
Need some information to help you set your spreader?
We produce over 13,000 different analyses across our 12 sites from a range of long-term partner suppliers. This makes it difficult for us to supply standard spreader settings.
Our rigorous checks on raw materials enable us to provide some important indicators about our prescription blends to help guide you when setting your spreader.