Eco-friendly solution for silage covering
Improves farm safety as the farmer will not have to mount the pit in winter months
Reduces Farmers time spent covering and securing the silage pit. Pitseal forms a finite seal along the pit as it bonds to the top layer of grass forming a matrix . It eliminates the need for pit weights, and excess covering
Creates a more sustainable process by eliminating the plastic sheeting,also reduced methane emissons by up to 70% when consumed by the ruminant .
Spray on solution That forms a flexible matrix on top of the grass and reduces the time to cover the pit. The unique blend of seaweed in the film has proven to reduce methane emission when consumed
Pitseal provides an eco-friendly solution to silage covering
Pitseal is a startup company founded on the UCC Ignite programme.
We aim to make farming more eco friendly and provide long term sustainability for the farmers and their families.
I saw first hand the risks working on farms when my uncle slipped on wet plastic, fell and broke his leg. He was unable to milk his cows for a month and had to hire in a farm relief worker and felt sad to be away from his animals even for that short period. It was this incident that made me think about a better solution for covering silage pits and help reduce emissions so farmers can keep there whole herd going into the future.
Pitseal is a biofilm comprising of unique strains of seaweed and nutrients that form an airtight and waterproof film on top of the silage pit completely replacing the plastic covering and weights.
This film is then consumed by the ruminant as part of its winter fodder and thus reducing the Methane green house gas emissions.
We have had a very exciting journey getting to this point with our adventure and look forward to the future with confidence in the knowledge that we have a great product that will make cattle farming safer and more eco friendly.
Once the silage pit is packed, pitseal will apply the film with our patent protected applicator
Cover & Seal
Pitseals film will form a matrix on top of the silage pit creating a water and air tight seal while covering the pit fully
Farmers will save time during the silage covering process, as it eliminates the plastic sheeting and requires no weights [tyres]. This increases farm safety as the farmer will not have to mount the pit at any stage.
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"The silage process always involves a team of people, the fact I wouldn't need to hire help to secure my pit is great. The spray on film means I never have to climb up on the pit again!"
"The GHG reducing element will be very welcome in helping the government reach its carbon neutral goal. I was excited to see the applicator and film in action this summer and it is definitely something I would like to use in the future"
“As an analytical,innovative, manufacturer and distributor in the Agri sector, I'm acutely aware of the importance of sustainability throughout the sector, anything that supports this is greatly welcomed"
Sustainable and eco-conscious farming is key to future proofing the industry
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We were delighted to be mentioned in Think Business "Ones to watch 2021"
Irish Times Start-up business Feature -
Recently I was awarded the FBD Young Farmer of the year for Kerry in dairy sector due in part to my work on Pitseal and its sustainability impact
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