A revolutionary shadecloth silage cover is providing new levels of protection from bird damage to silage stacks according to Nigel King of King Contracting.
“In any year, birds can cause a significant amount of damage to maize silage stacks which leads to substantial degradation of the stack,” says Nigel.
“It was not uncommon to find the stack swarming with Pukekos, mynahs and sparrows and when you add up the cost involved in developing a stack of maize silage - fertiliser, harvesting, stacking
and covering – there had to be a solution.”
Nigel contacted his local Farmlands specialist, Lee Kennedy, who in turn talked with Vaughan Podbielski from Cosio Industries who recommended CoverTex Shadecloth Silage Covers which are designed specifically to provide extra protection against pest damage.
Birds do not like walking on CoverTex’s pest resistant HDPE netting which covers and protects
the silage plastic.
The product is UV stabilised and has a seven year factory backed UV warranty and will not rust or rot.
Nigel says the CoverTex Shadecloth silage cover was the solution he was after saying “there hadn’t been a single bird on the stack since the cover was installed.”
CoverTex is manufactured in segments which make it easier to handle. Gravel bags are used to ballast the CoverTex at the overlaps between segments and around the perimeter. The CoverTex cover holds down the silage cover eliminating the use of tyres altogether.
For more information contact Cosio Industries on: 09 820 0272 or view their advert on this page.