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Put silage safety first

“People who regularly work around silage bunkers or piles can tend to become complacent when it comes to the routine, day-to-day common-sense safety basics,” says Bob Charley, Ph.D., Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “The moment we stop paying full attention to our surroundings and take safety for granted, is the moment we put ourselves and our employees at serious risk from hazards like avalanches or cave-offs.”

To that end, Lallemand Animal Nutrition challenges producers to put safety first and educate their teams about the importance of safe silage practices. To help producers, the company has created a “Basics of Silage Safety” video to provide a quick refresher on safety basics for themselves and their employees. 

The goal of the Basics of Silage Safety video is to make producers aware of the ever-present dangers when working around silage storage structures, and re-enforce good practices to reduce risks on their operations. When working around silage, it’s important to always be extra vigilant and aware of all the potential risks and how to minimize them.

“We’ve developed this video, along with our other safety resources, with the leading industry experts to ensure knowledge is paid Forward and to help producers improve their safety practices,” Dr. Charley says. “These resources exemplify Lallemand’s commitment to helping move our customers and partners Forward with safety at the forefront, without compromising increased productivity.”

All of the safety resources offered by Lallemand Animal Nutrition were created in conjunction with leading silage safety experts Keith Bolsen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University, and Ruthie Bolsen.

People are the greatest resources on any operation, and the safety of farm employees and visitors is everyone’s greatest priority. Awareness of potential dangers is the first step to reducing unnecessary injuries or deaths around silage bunkers or piles.

This educational video is part of Lallemand Forward, which encompasses solutions specifically developed to enhance capabilities, knowledge and production practices.

This video, along with Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s other safety resources, including a Silage Safety Handbook and a break-room key points poster are available in English and Spanish and are free for producers. All materials can be requested at or by contacting [email protected]  The video can also be found on YouTube

Material on BEEF Briefing Room comes directly from company news releases. Source: Lallemand Animal Nutrition