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

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The best way to evaluate the quality of silage is by sampling it appropriately and requesting both fermentative and nutritive analyses from an accredited analytical laboratory.

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Equipment packing the silage“What’s a fair price for corn silage? Most extension agents, farm management advisers and nutritionists have been asked this question. It’s a good question – but not a simple one to answer.

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Equipment from Joslin Farms in southern Idaho runs full tilt during corn silage harvest. This video takes you from field to silage drive-over pile on a beautiful autumn day during the 2013 harvest.  FG

Molds damage silage quality, and in severe cases they lead to the development of dangerous mycotoxins that can make silage unfit for livestock consumption.

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Drought has become more of a reality in recent years for the normally water-blessed Midwest – and elsewhere in the U.S.

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There are endless ways for dairy producers to increase efficiency and boost the bottom line. Technology advancements such as robotic milking systems and innovative harvesting practices have certainly played a vital role in helping farmers get the most from their farms and their cows.

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