Understanding the fermentation process in corn silage can help producers keep their eye on the overall goal, which is producing high-quality silage to provide an excellent source of hygienic feed and nutrients for cattl
Maximizing the benefits from feeding silage can only be accomplished if producers are minimizing their silage losses. Producers must be on guard for losses from the moment of ensiling all the way through feedout.
The “extra” step of covering and sealing freshly chopped forage can save producers money, nutrients and dry matter (DM) and improves the hygienic quality of the feed, so less digestive upsets and health issues. When
In Episode 11 of Silage Talk, the Dairy Herd Management team talks with Tony Hall who works in Dairy Technical Services with Lallemand Animal Nutrition about feeding challenges with corn silage and high moisture corn.
Silage is one of the key foundations for ensuring profitability, and the time to plan for next year's silage success is now. One of the best ways to create more, and higher quality, feedstuffs is to do a critical
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest ca
As producers feed out silage in the winter, some may notice steam rising from their pile, bunker or silo. Don’t get worried just yet! This isn’t always an indication of aerobic instability in the silage.
During feedout, oxygen is re-introduced into silage and yeast can become active. This can cause silage to heat up and feed losses to occur. The best strategy to prevent these losses and maintain high quality silage incl