In late summer and early fall, talk of pricing standing corn for corn silage always seems to come up in conversation. Most look for a simple conversion from the current cost of grain corn to the value for corn silage. Unfortunately, in today’s economic environment, taking a little time to look at the factors involved with pricing corn silage from standing corn will help both the buyer and seller reach a fair price.

Consider the price from each perspective, grain grower and forage buyer.

More in the August 2012 Penn State Dairy Digest