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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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The ultimate equalizer in baseball is the curveball. On the dairy, we are used to facing curveballs that present themselves in many different ways – a compressor that stops in the middle of milking or a phone call that the heifers are out.

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No article about improving bunk life would be complete without first reiterating why it’s so important. When you harvest hay and forage crops, your goal is to capture the highest feed value possible.

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If you’ve spent any amount of time studying successful dairies, you quickly realize one of the common denominators is: They are not only great forage producers but also great forage managers.

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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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