KRONE OptiMaize offers the answer to the chop length question. KRONE provides not only a wide range of technical solutions for silage harvesting, but also sees maize crop production as an entity and, based on this, serves as adviser for agricultural contractors and farmers – from seeding the crop right through to harvest. The KRONE OptiMaize System delivers tailor-made solutions to suit all requirements, especially those of chop length and conditioning intensity.
The length of cut in maize silage is always down to the destined application of the silage (see table). On principle, the chops can be shorter the more roughage, such as grass, is added to the ration to add structure to the regime.
OptiMaizing – No matter which LOC you choose, it is essential that the kernels are not just damaged but in fact crushed to very small fragments, because only then can the nutritious starch be available to the cow and is not released undigested. Krone offers six different rollercrackers and one disc cracker that offer the best choice for every silage application. The disc cracker is particularly recommended for OptiMaize XL.