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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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Sudangrass, forage sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass crosses (all in the genus Sorghum) contain a non-poisonous chemical called dhurrin.

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There are many ways to store silage on your farm. Each farmer needs to find out what works for him or her.

Most farmers consider bunkers, top unloading tower silos and bagged silage before making their choice. Tower silos are the most widely used. Bunkers and silage bags have become more common in recent years.

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Twenty-two and one-half percent was once the minimum cost of preserving the top and bottom of haystacks from the elements.

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Forage crops are the staple ingredients of dietary rations fed to ruminant animals. They provide the animal with a large source of dietary fiber, critical for normal rumen function and its associated micro-environment.

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Recently a Pennsylvania farm worker was killed while collecting a silage sample. He was doing his normal sampling procedure by walking to the face of the silage and getting a sample for the dairy nutritionist and sales representative.

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Hay is the most popular method for storing alfalfa because it stores well for long periods and is better suited to cash sale and transportation than silage. However, silage may be a suitable option when or where hay curing is difficult.

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