A super thin plastic that creates an effective oxygen barrier for improving aerobic stability of any kind of silage is the promise of Germany-based silage specialists, Bock Silosysteme.
Earlier this year, company representatives travelled to the annual dairy showcase Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont., to share the product with farmers.
Bock was one of several German dairy technology providers to display their innovations at the show. In this interview, Bock CEO Martin Schmitz discusses Oasis, the company’s ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) oxygen barrier silage sheets. The 11-layer plastic sheet checks in at a sleek thickness of only 80 microns and delivers strong mechanical stability. (Story continues after the video.)
Schmitz notes that Oasis reduces total plastic by 58 per cent compared to conventional sheets and offers 18 months of UV stability. He adds that the company has struck an agreement with Fergus, Ontario’s Grand River Robotics to act as its distributor in Canada and represent and sell Bock products.