from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To store (fodder) in a silo for preservation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To preserve (forage) in a silo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To store (green fodder) in a silo; to prepare as silage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To preserve in or as if in a silo; prepare as ensilage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. store in a silo
If you do not have a lot of material to ensile, you can use any container that can be packed airtight.
Honeylocust leaves are an excellent source of fodder, contain 20 percent crude protein, low lignin and ensile well.
During prolonged dry weather, crops cut at the usual stage will be ready to ensile within a few minutes after mowing.
He should ensile it in a way that will produce a good palatable silage with the least loss of feed nutrients and the least wear and tear on the silo.
While spring seems a long way off, one must realize that once the freezing temperatures are gone, spoilage could be a risk, especially for those wet feeds and silages if they did not ensile properly.
This is important for first-time silage makers, particularly those who decided to ensile corn.
And it is not only easier to harvest and ensile, but cheaper to produce, he says.