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
In Episode 10 of Silage Talk, the Dairy Herd Management team talks with Renato Schmidt, PhD, Forage Products Specialist with Lallemand Animal Nutrition about feeding unfermented or shortly-fermented silage.
Yeast growth in silage is generally a bad thing. It results in heating, dry matter (DM), nutrient and energy losses and can cause the pH to increase, allowing spoilage molds and bacteria to grow, reducing silage qualit
It’s worth repeating: air is the enemy of high-quality silage. As silage is opened and fed, it is once again exposed to air, and oxygen allows aerobic organisms that survived the ensiling process — such as bacilli,
First, let’s look at what packing does. To get the anaerobic ensiling fermentation started and to minimize the aerobic spoilage processes, we need to get rid of all the oxygen “trapped” in the forage. This is ach
Summer annual crops that experience sustained periods of dry weather can contain high levels of nitrates, which can have detrimental effects on feeding. Crops with high nitrates can also be dangerous for people as well.