Corn Silage

Be Prepared: 2019 Corn Silage Will Be Different From Years Past

7/9/2019

Due to the late planting year, silage across the midwest will be effected. The growing season weather and the timing of the first frost will determine the quality.

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Make a Smooth Transition to New Corn Silage

Make a Smooth Transition to New Corn Silage

7/31/2018

Opening up new silage is commonly associated with a dip in milk production, but the transition can be smoother — and less costly for producers — with a few easy fixes.

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Creating High-Quality Corn Silage

Creating High-Quality Corn Silage

7/16/2018

Corn silage is a valuable source of energy for beef and dairy cattle. Managing the process of turning the corn crop into a high-quality fermented feed can be a profitable transaction, or could be financially devastating.

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Tips for Harvesting Low Dry Matter Corn Silage

Tips for Harvesting Low Dry Matter Corn Silage

9/25/2017

In many regions, corn silage harvest is delayed by weeks, which forces producers to make a decision: Harvest wet, immature corn or delay and take a risk on the weather.

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Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

9/14/2017

Producing a consistent, high quality corn silage requires planning and management. The goal is to provide an environment conducive to a quick and favorable anaerobic (without air) fermentation process. To accomplish this requires chopping at the correct moisture content, removing the air as quickly as possible after chopping, and maintaining an air/oxygen limiting environment throughout storage.

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Defining Corn Silage Quality

Defining Corn Silage Quality

6/23/2017

Corn silage quality can vary in nutrient content throughout the year. With the advances in laboratory testing technology it is no longer just fiber and starch to consider, but their digestibility, the kernel processing score, and particle size distribution.  Based on all this added information, what defines good quality corn silage?

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Tips for Feeding High-Corn Silage Rations

Tips for Feeding High-Corn Silage Rations

6/9/2017
  1. Dairy operations can feed cows economically with high-forage diets using corn silage as the sole source of forage. Whether you are feeding a high-corn silage ration today or are considering it in the future, producers should consider several management factors when feeding high rates of corn silage.

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