Taking advantage of good weather in the past week, we started to harvest and store 1,200,000 kg of forage barley. This forage harvested at its optimum ripeness and properly stored will be the basis of feeding our cows during the next 6 months.

Green barley is a nutritivito, easy to digest and appetising food for cows. It has been cultivated for Arpon in the region of Medina del Campo, where the quality of their crops is famous for its specialisation in forage for dairy cattle.

The process of stored is quick and easy. Forage is harvested directly in trucks that once filled target Arpon where the product is stored (ensile) quickly. For the stored we use a system of silage in bags of plastic called "Ag-Bag". This system, imported from the United States, is natural, effective and profitable for our exploitation due to multiple factors

  • It promotes better conservation of the forage.
  • It allows harvest forage at its optimum ripeness and keep it several months.
  • It boosts your energy value thanks to a fermentation process for the digestion of ruminants.
  • The retrieved fodder is appealing for the cows (so they don't lost the appetite with heat).

Next week, again when the weather will begin to harvest and store our own crop of barley, which we have cultivated in our Las Barrancas (150 hectares) farm 6 kilometers from Arpon facilities… and then… comenzaermos to cultivate corn.

Cultivate the field and store their products properly is just as important as the correct feeding of livestock. Thanks to Arpon agricultural and ranching tradition, we have been doing this work for over 50 years.