Why Plant and Feed Sorghum?

If you plant forage in hot or dry climates, you should consider sorghum. Here’s why!

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Pile Design and Management for Optimal Feedout

Perfect silage feedout management starts with your pile design. The shape and size of your pile help you to minimize losses at feedout by allowing optimal feedout rate, limiting oxygen penetration in the silage mass and keeping it cool and clean. 

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What To Consider When Planting Corn

Corn silage is the most important energy source in dairy rations in the US. The stover fraction of the plant provides mostly digestible fiber and physically effective fiber, which is essential for rumen health and function. The kernel fraction provides mostly starch, an energetic dense nutrient that boosts milk production.

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Chopping Corn

Prioritize Quality When Chopping Corn Silage

Don’t waste a good growing season by chopping your silage at the wrong time. Maturity at harvest is one of the biggest indicators of a successful crop. Here are some tips on how to know when to harvest your silage for maximum nutrition.

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BONSILAGE SPEED C is a German award winner

BONSILAGE SPEED C, our premium inoculant, was recently honored by the German Agriculture Society, a leading technical progress organization in the German agricultural and food sector. Read more about the honor here.

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Nothing Beats a Good Cover

Protect your silage harvest with a good plastic cover. Here’s why: A high-yielding harvest is the ideal goal for any farmer, but when it comes to silage, harvest is only half the battle. Once you have your pile planned and in place, you need to keep your silage safe and nutritious for your animals. Using the proper covering is the primary way to do so.

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NAFB: Best Practices for High-Moisture Corn Management

High-moisture corn offers many benefits to producers, but there are a few key factors to keep in mind if you incorporate it on your farm. Forage Specialist, Caitlin Mellinger, joins NAFB to share tips for high-moisture corn.

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What happens if the forage gets too dry?

Abnormal dryness and drought are currently affecting a lot of US farms. Planning ahead is the key to harvesting corn silage at the correct moisture level but it is inevitable that at some point the forage can get too dry (>38% dry matter). Even though it is not ideal there is some hope.

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Defining Corn Silage Quality

Quality forages drive production, but how do we define the quality of corn silage? There is no one answer to this question. In fact, there are several considerations to keep in mind when it comes to measuring the quality of corn silage. Read below to learn more about the factors we consider when measuring corn silage quality, including energy content.

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When is the perfect timing for corn silage harvest?

Corn silage harvest is right around the corner and the perfect time to start planning is now. Before silo and silage management can be discussed, the first step is harvesting the forage at the correct moisture.

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