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Silage

Plan your silage production from seed selection to harvest and packing the pile with tips from these ag professionals.

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Measuring and calculating the amount of silage or other feedstuffs stored in piles, bunkers or pits can be a challenge.

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North American farmers can show impressive year-over-year gains in corn and alfalfa yields, but if silage isn’t managed correctly, it could just mean more and more feed loss each year.

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When weather and growing conditions are less than ideal, it can be hard to know what steps to take to make the most of a subpar forage crop.

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The 2020 corn production season has gotten off to a relatively “normal” start. Timely planting occurred – a welcome change compared to the previous three seasons, when colder and wetter conditions influenced planting progress.

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Chopping silage

Starting with the final result in mind is a good approach when it comes to chopping silage. Chopping is only part of the equation, as farmers have storage and animal conversion to manage as well.

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Mycotoxin contamination can affect even the most well-run dairy farms. It’s important for farmers to detect mycotoxins early so they can mitigate the risk to their animals and minimize any future health and production issues that could arise in the future.

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