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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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Proper harvesting of corn silage is a critical step in capturing nutrients that will be used to feed cattle throughout the next year. Silage harvest has to be a highly coordinated “all hands on deck” effort.

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As summer temperatures increase, hot spots and mold may form in the bunker. Carefully managing the bunker during feedout will help ensure you’re providing cows with the nutrients they need to be productive. Below are a few tips to consider.

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AT-A-GLANCE: In an effort to create additional silage tonnage and supplement nitrogen, a Montana producer sows soybeans into silage corn.

Raising soybeans in corn silage – it’s a little unconventional, but who can argue with success?

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The phrase “garbage in, garbage out” was originally used in the field of computer science. Long before it existed, my father had his own saying.

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Corn hybrid selection on a dairy farm is an important consideration. When it comes to nutritional quality in a dairy ration, not all corn is created equal. Yield, starch content, starch digestibility, fiber digestibility and other nutritive characteristics vary depending on hybrid genetics.

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When it comes to corn silage harvest, timing is always important. For BMR hybrids, proper harvest timing is even more critical.

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