It's all about the forage quality

It's all about the forage quality

Produce more milk with less forage

In a world where resources are more and more limited and we are all concerned about sustainability, efficiency and high quality in animal forage is a must. Orkel brings an efficient solution to achieve this, allowing producers to conserve better and make more with less!


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Orkel Dens-X maize baler

According to FAO report 2017, currently systems are likely capable of producing enough food for a population projected to reach more than 9 billion by mid-century. But to do so, in an inclusive and sustainable manner, major transformations are required.

The climate change affects livestock production in multiple ways, both directly and indirectly. The most important impacts are experienced in animal productivity, yields of forages and feed crops, animal health and biodiversity. Food losses and waste also hold back the transition to environmentally sustainable food systems. Approximately  ⅓ of all food produced in our planet end up as loss and waste according to the ONU Report 2018, representing around $1 trillion in losses!

We can not continue to produce food in the same way we have done so far. This is a fact, and changes are urgently needed. The losses during production, transport and storage have to be dramatically minimized. At Orkel are constantly developing solutions to increase animal welfare and health, minimize losses and enhance efficiency.


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With fresh forage the cattle tend to not leave leftovers

Animals that are fed with Orkel bales tend to need less forage, due to the better conservation and therefore higher nutritional and energy. This reflects also in less methane emissions and eventually a better environment.

Improvements in animal and human health is environmental friendly. A good example is some of the big and small european farms. They make the most out of a small area by baling the forage, because land is valuable. You can store the round bales in stacks  anywhere, the plastic wrapping protects them from the weather. Silo and bulk storage takes up space that could be used for crops, compared with the round bales that will be fed over winter and be gone by spring.

Feeding high quality silage

  • Cattle will need less silage due to high nutritional content, which leads you to feed more cattle and save costs.
  • The cattle produce more milk.
  • When the cattle eat high quality forage, and therefore needs less forage overall - the methane emissions are reduced.
  • Better animal health leads to better milk quality.
  • Less spoilage - silage from round bales are fresh and more apetizing. The leftovers are reduced.


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Better animal health leads to better milk quality

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Orkel round bales

A good example is also forage producers in South America. In a way to enhance production efficiently, TMR is distributed for the different needs of the cattle. Feeding the animals different forage mixes based on their needs cause them to produce more milk with less forage and avoid spillage.

It is important to remember that it takes a lot of efforts to produce more milk and increase the milk quality, and it is crucial to keep feeding the cattle in a constant and balanced manner to avoid big variations in the production.

Conserve and organize your forage better with Orkel round bales and achieve savings in storage and transport costs. Orkel balers are known for high density bales, which leads to less film usage and fewer bales. High density bales with Orkel compactors is the efficient solution for both agriculture and industry.

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Orkel compactor baling maize silage

Contact us for further information!

Meet us in South Africa

January 9th 2020 we will be present in South Africa to have a demo of the Dens-X compactor together with our customer Kameeldriftvoere Pty, Ltd.
Location: Cullinan, Gauteng
Contact us for more information: sales@orkel.no

Orkel Precision Forage quality Benefits of baling

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