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Quality Silage Sought for Popular Glendale Competition

22nd October 2019


Quality Silage Sought for Popular Glendale Competition






With such brilliant success from last’s year competition, the Glendale Agricultural Society has welcomed back the 2019 Silage Competition – allowing local farmers to showcase and maximise the best from their forage.


In conjunction with their partners, Rumenco – who have supported the event for the second year running, Mole Valley Farmers will be sponsoring this year’s competition and are delighted to be doing so.


Speaking on behalf of the Society, Mark Mather of Haugh Head Farm near Wooler, said: “In comparison to last year, these have been testing times in terms of the weather, therefore I strongly recommended that your silage is tested to see how much you are gaining from it.”


The Society are looking for entrants to submit clamp/baled silage samples to be independently analysed. All entrants will receive advice on what supplements will be required whilst being in with a chance of winning some great prizes provided by Rumenco/Mole Valley Farmers at an awards evening in early November.


Ross Sibbald, from Rumenco, said: “Mole Valley Farmers have an enduring business partnership with Rumenco that stretches back many years, with technologically advanced products at the forefront of their livestock offering.


“There has probably never been a better time to focus on silage quality than this winter. Stocks are high but quality may vary from good to not so good, and the ability to balance your forage with the appropriate inputs in terms of compounds, concentrates, minerals and trace elements will be vital to the performance of your stock.”


In 2018, Northumberland’s first Silage Competition was launched with over 20 different farms offering their ‘cut’. A total of 29 entries were entered into the two sections of the competition; Bale Silage and Clamp Silage. Last year’s winners saw Geoff Frater of Boulmer Hall achieving first in the Clamp competition whilst Andrew Campbell of Thrunton was placed first in the Bale competition, who also won the Glendale Agricultural Cup for the overall best forage sample.


Mark added: “We are over the moon to be working with such a reputable company once again. Rumenco are leaders in their field of work and I am excited to see what this year’s competition will bring.”


The closing date for entries is Thursday 31st October 2019. Each entry is £5 per sample.


“These are uncertain times right across the industry, but one thing never changes, good stock will always sell better than poor stock, so this is not a time your take your eye off the ball. We are committed to helping to make businesses the most profitable it can be, and we look forward to seeing the entries”, concluded Ross Sibbald from Rumenco.


To enter please contact Mark Mather on 07787806955 or via email at: For further details, please contact the Glendale Agricultural Society on 01668 283868.