Enter the weight of silage fed (kg) and the volume of silage removed (m^3) into the Silage Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Silage Density. 

Silage Density Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Silage Density. 

SD = WS / VSR

  • Where SD is the Silage Density (kg/m^3)
  • WS is the weight of silage fed (kg) 
  • VSR is the volume of silage removed (m^3) 

How to Calculate Silage Density?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Silage Density.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the weight of silage fed (kg). 
    1. The weight of silage fed (kg) is given as: 6000.
  2. Next, determine the volume of silage removed (m^3). 
    1. The volume of silage removed (m^3) is provided as: 200.
  3. Finally, calculate the Silage Density using the equation above: 

SD = WS / VSR

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

SD = 6000 / 200 = 30 (kg/m^3)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

weight of silage fed (kg) = 1599

volume of silage removed (m^3) = 400

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

SD = WS / VSR = ?