There’s a tradition in my little hometown of Centralia, Mo., that’s getting bigger every year. The Christmas season truly begins when area farmers bring their tractors decked with lights down the street.
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.
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,
Silage “shrink” — due to losses during ensiling — means that producers end up not only with less available feed due to dry matter (DM) loss, but it also results in lower feed quality due to those DM losses being
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
When silage is opened at feedout, it is once again exposed to air (oxygen) allowing aerobic organisms that survived the ensiling process — e.g. bacteria, yeasts and molds — to grow. The growth of these spoilage orga