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Organic Acids Preserve Moisture Levels in Baled Hay

Extension forage expert Mike Rankin explains how organic acids can be an effective strategy to preserve feeding characteristics of hay harvested above the optimum moisture level for safe storage.

Tips to Reduce Alfalfa Leaf Loss & Improve Silage Quality

Do you have more alfalfa leaves on the ground than you should? Production tips by silage expert Dan Undersander can help reduce leaf loss and boost your leaf content quality.

Sponsored Podcast- Silage Talk - Episode 11: Feeding Challenges

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.

Calculating grain yield utilizing a corn silage forage test

Getting your ration right is absolutely critical to production. Learn how forage analysis of corn silage can calculate grain yield and estimate how much supplemental corn may be needed.

Tips for opening new silage

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,

Ask the Silage Dr: Packing density and DM loss

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

Ask the Silage Dr: Handling inoculants

I received my inoculant weeks before harvest time. Does it require any special storage or handling?

Ask the Silage Dr: Optimum alfalfa-grass dry matter content

Q. I’m planning to harvest an alfalfa-grass mix for silage. What is the best dry matter content to ensile at?