28 JUNE 1940, Page 11

Ensilaged Grain

One of the most interesting materials for ensilage is brewers' grain. Unlike green forage, which may be ensilaged in small quantities day by day, grain must be tight-packed within twenty- four hours. At the end of that time its internal heat is already great ; it boils beefily. After some weeks it cools off, and in a few months is an entirely cool feeding material, which is said to have half the feed value of best June hay and a quarter of that of cattle cake. Bought in summer, however, its cost is ex- tremely low. Grain is then thirty-five shillings, cake fourteen pounds per ton. Those who advocate drastic measures of tem- perance reform in war-time may therefore like to remember that milk is sometimes, indirectly, a by-product of beer.