When it comes to making good-quality round-bale silage, you'll get better results if you stack plastic-wrapped bales on their ends.

The most common problem associated with round-bale silage is poor quality due to rain seeping through the plastic wrap.

However, when wrapping bales, the layers of plastic are more closely packed together on the ends of the bales than they are around the diameter of the bale. That means the plastic on the end forms a more impervious surface to keep rain water out.