Damage on silage bags can happen due to bad weather and rodents, which can puncture the plastic covering.
For maintenance, the following recommendations should be followed:
- Inspect the bags regularly and, if possible, mend the holes.
- Do not allow animals to climb the bags.
- Number and date the bags for easy identification and record materials.
- Do not leave the silage bags open overnight.
- If damage is extensive, the silage needs to be re-bagged as soon as possible;
- If maintenance is appropriate, after three–five weeks, excellent lactic acid fermentation will result and bags kept well for six months, with no or little fungal spoilage.
- After removing the silage, the bags must be carefully washed, dried and stored in a safe place for use.