Farming Simulator 22: Obtaining and Selling Chaff

This guide will explain what chaff is and how it can be used in Farming Simulator 22. It will also provide tips on how to make money by turning chaff into silage. Additionally, you will learn which combines are best suited for obtaining chaff from crops like corn.

The following sections will cover how to collect chaff, which harvesters to use, and how profitable it can be in Farming Simulator 22.

  • Collecting Chaff
  • Chaff Harvesters for Tractors
  • Profitability

Collecting Chaff

Chaff is the byproduct of processing harvested crops into chopped fragments. While you may lose some of the crop during this process, chaff is valuable and can bring significant benefits. Chaff can be stored in prisms and processed into silage, which can then be sold at a biogas plant for a profit. Additionally, if you have a biogas plant, you can create digestate from the silage, which can be used to fertilize your fields. More information about silage can be found on our page: Silage – Obtaining and Usage.

While you can also make silage from grass, chaff guarantees a much larger harvest from one hectare of land.

By default, chaff can be collected using a forage harvester, which has its own category in the store. However, these machines can be expensive and require you to purchase headers. The model of the forage harvester will only affect its power, as well as the size of the header and trailer it can pull (a larger and fuller trailer can affect the harvesting process).

Forage harvesters do not come with their own tank, so you will need to attach a trailer to store the chaff. For large fields, it is recommended to use loading trailers available in the Sugarcane technology category. These trailers allow you to transfer the contents to another trailer by lifting up the basket. However, they do have one drawback – they make forage harvesters less maneuverable by limiting their turning radius.

Chaff Harvesters for Tractors

If you are undecided or do not have the budget for a forage harvester, you can use a small harvester attached to a tractor.

The Lacotec LH II is an example of a device that works like a full-fledged forage harvester but is much smaller and can be attached to a tractor.

  1. To perform this task, you will require a highly powerful tractor.
  2. It is important to affix the trailer to the rear or have another vehicle driving alongside it.
  3. Do not rely on employees to do this job.
  4. For the Lacotec LH II, you will need an extra header, which can be any of the smallest headers available.
  5. Ensure that you attach a weight to the tractor’s rear end, with an option to connect a trailer.
  6. The work may be slow and challenging to maneuver.

We recommend using a sturdy and heavy tractor for this task.


Chaff production can be a highly profitable venture, with corn being the most lucrative crop. Corn offers a chaff production rate of up to 100,000 liters per hectare. With proper field care and fertilization, you can even double the harvest. The amount of silage produced will be equal to the amount of chaff, with the option of increasing it by 5% after using headers for a forage harvester. The optimal price for silage is around 300€ (considering average economic challenges), resulting in a profit of 30,000 – 60,000€ per hectare.


1. What is chaff in Farming Simulator 22?

Chaff is a byproduct of harvesting crops such as corn, wheat, and barley. In Farming Simulator 22, chaff is an important resource that can be used to create silage, which is a valuable source of feed for livestock. Chaff can also be sold at the biogas plant, where it can be used to produce electricity and fertilizer.

2. How do I obtain chaff in Farming Simulator 22?

To obtain chaff in Farming Simulator 22, you will need to use a specialized piece of equipment called a forage harvester. This machine is designed to harvest crops and convert them into chaff. Once the chaff has been harvested, it can be collected using a loading wagon or a forage wagon, and then transported to a storage area or sold at the biogas plant.

3. What is the best way to sell chaff in Farming Simulator 22?

The best way to sell chaff in Farming Simulator 22 is at the biogas plant. This facility is designed to process organic materials such as chaff and convert them into electricity and fertilizer. To sell chaff at the biogas plant, you will need to transport it using a loading wagon or a forage wagon. Once you arrive at the plant, you can unload the chaff and receive payment for your delivery.

4. Are there any other uses for chaff in Farming Simulator 22?

Yes, there are other uses for chaff in Farming Simulator 22. One of the most common uses is to create silage, which is a valuable source of feed for livestock. To create silage, you will need to use a specialized machine called a silage cutter, which is designed to chop up the chaff and pack it into a silage pit. Once the silage has fermented, it can be fed to cows and sheep.

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