Mastering corn silage harvest is an ongoing challenge. Many things must go right – the weather, plant development and harvest timing. Learning the details of silage making can be the difference in a quality crop.
Ensiling lets livestock producers offer nutrient-rich forage in rations year-round. Knowing what happens after the silo is ensiled can help avoid pitfalls that reduce the quantity or quality of forage.
Every individual bale of hay is a mini fermentation unit. It's important to manage each like a silage unit - maintaining good, even fermentation from bale to bale. This provides better overall quality and consistency.
Not only tracking corn silage losses but also taking action to further reduce them is important to this Nebraska feedyard. Learn how one producer is minimizing silage shrink and how he uses silage in the ration.