Silage Management

You’ve got this in the bag

Bagged silage can be a cost-effective storage system and offer flexibility for operations that are expanding or storing differing forage types. FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr.: Silage packing density

A dense silage structure is the first step towards ensuring good fermentation that will minimize nutrient and dry matter (DM) losses. FULL STORY »

Update on corn Shredlage® for dairy cows

Interest in Shredlage® continues to grow. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently completed a second controlled feeding experiment at the UW-Madison’s Arlington dairy research farm. This Q & A provides an update on corn Shredlage based on the experiment results. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: Forced to feed newly harvested corn silage?

Corn silage harvest is currently under way for much of the U.S. or just finishing up for those lucky enough to get corn planted early this year. FULL STORY »

What happens to corn silage quality due to an early frost?

Frost events will make management decisions more important for silage producers. FULL STORY »

Avoiding the Fall Slump

Abruptly switching from old corn silage to fresh can cause a production slump FULL STORY »

Dairy Focus: The basics of corn silage

Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. FULL STORY »

Getting maximum value out of high-moisture corn silage

Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. FULL STORY »

Managing Silage Effluent

Fall is almost here and with that will come corn silage harvest. One common side effect of silage making is silage effluent. No matter our best efforts to harvest at the correct moisture and in a timely fashion, it happens. If you have a silo, upright or horizontal, you have some amount of silage effluent. FULL STORY »

Get immediate predictions of CSPS

We’re seeing a growing interest in estimating corn silage processing scores (CSPS) while chopping –instead of after the fact – so that we can make appropriate adjustments in the field. FULL STORY »

Silage shrink affects feed quality and quantity

When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. FULL STORY »

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