Silage Management

Save money by properly sealing your silage

Losses from unsealed or incorrectly sealed corn silage exceed a quarter billion dollars every year. FULL STORY »

Drive-over silage pile construction

Use the advice and diagrams in this fact sheet to help you properly locate, make, and manage a silage pile for short-term silage storage. FULL STORY »

Don’t let your hay profits go up in smoke

Hay is a hot commodity, but don’t let it ignite. FULL STORY »

Evaluate ensiling techniques before harvest starts

Understanding the ensiling process can help you reach your silage feeding goals. FULL STORY »

Round bale safety tips

When baling and handling large round bales, recognize and understand the potential hazards and follow operating instructions for each piece of equipment you use. FULL STORY »

Hay moisture levels

How do you estimate hay moisture levels in the field? Veteran hay raisers have their own tricks which may involve twisting a handful or kicking the windrow to see if it “rattles.” FULL STORY »

Storing large round bales

Research has shown that storage losses in large round bales stored outside and unprotected can be far greater than hay producers realize. FULL STORY »

Ten spoilage stoppers

Use these steps to minimize or prevent surface-spoiled silage in bunker silos and drive-over piles. FULL STORY »

Advice on wrapping dry hay

Will the labor and expense needed to get two or three layers of plastic around a large bale of dry hay pay off? Here are some points to consider. FULL STORY »

Calculate your silage bag capacity

Use this spreadsheet to help you estimate the quantity of forage in a silage bag. FULL STORY »

Updated silage capacity spreadsheet available

The "Silage Pile Capacity Calculator" now includes a Spanish translation and Metric conversions. FULL STORY »

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