It is estimated that between $600 million and $2.2 billion worth of silage is lost each year simply due to dry matter (DM) losses from spoilage and heating1 — decreases in production due to nutritive value losses coul
Hitting the sweet spot for a corn silage optimal plant population rate might seem easy, but there are a few things to consider, as you fine tune the rate for your fields.
Achieving the proper dry matter (DM) content at harvest is important for maximizing nutrient preservation and even intake.
If dairy or beef producers lose 20% or more of their herd, how upset would they be?
Ongoing drought conditions are supporting hay and forage prices.
Q. I’m planning to harvest an alfalfa-grass mix for silage. What is the best dry matter content to ensile at?
The silage doctor answers a question about the transfer of corn silage.
When is silage “ready” to be fed out? After several months, the starch in silage is more readily available for microbial fermentation in the rumen.