When the attraction closes for the winter, the maize will be harvested for silage to feed Tom's Jersey cows, whose milk is used to produce the ice cream which is sold at the site.
The Romans had introduced dry vegetable fermentation with their development of silage as cattle feed, but the process was not extended beyond this for many centuries.
In the longer term, there is no feed to be made into hay or silage for winter feed for that stock.
Calcium and phosphorous levels in maize silage are also low relative to grass silage .
These cows eat grass all summer, turnips and silage in the winter when they're tucked up in the shed.
The milk is produced from a diet of 90% grazed grass and grass silage .
Corn harvested for silage yields one-third more feed nutrients per acre than corn harvested for grain.
Corn silage is best when conditions are good, but a combination of corn and forage sorghum isn't far behind.
In the first three studies, cows produced somewhat less milk when fed red clover silage because they ate less of it and ingested almost 20 percent less protein.
The Westcombe cheddar, for example, had a better flavour in winter from cows fed on silage and maize than the summer stock made from grass-fed milk, so the producer has supplemented the summer feed.