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Harvest & Storage

Forage quality doesn’t increase after harvest, so it’s critical to achieve optimal harvest and store it right to reduce loss. Let our experts tell you how.

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Value of processing and starch content
In the current economy, it’s even more essential to get all of the nutrient value out of harvested corn silage.

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The height and frequency that you harvest grass can affect yield, quality and the longevity of your grass hayfields and pastures.

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First off, a quick review of the basics. Then I’ll answer some of the questions I hear regularly concerning forage testing and the results.

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Many growers today are looking for ways to maximize corn yields and on-farm profitability, whether that means increasing milk production, reducing ration costs or boosting weight gain in beef cattle.

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Agronomists note that a rough estimate of the proper silage harvest period is somewhere between 35 and 45 days after tassel emergence. In some areas tasseling began close to July 11 on the earliest-planted corn.

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The length of cut of forages, whether it is haylage, corn silage or another forage crop, has an impact on the final forage quality in several ways.

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