Packing densities and Shredlage®

Packing density of corn silage is affected by a multitude of factors, including moisture, cut length, weight and time of packing tractors, delivery rate to the bunker or pile, and processing methods. But how does Shredlage® compare to conventionally processed silage in terms of packing density? FULL STORY »

High moisture or dry corn: What do the numbers say?

Fermentation breaks down the starch-binding proteins within the corn kernel. As a result, high moisture corn (HMC) can feed better than dry corn due to an increase in starch availability in the rumen. FULL STORY »

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Trying to get a handle on corn silage processing while the choppers are moving has gained a great deal of interest in the recent years. A few considerations can help make the evaluation a little less subjective. FULL STORY »

Starch and moisture influences on CSPS

The trend of feeding greater levels of corn silage to dairy cows and an influx of new processor designs has heightened dairy industry interest in determining optimal kernel processing. While it's certainly not the sole factor that determines optimal dietary digestibility and utilization by the cow, kernel processing is an important consideration. FULL STORY »

Choosing an inoculant 101

Most producers are aware that inoculants can help minimize shrink, avoid heating, and improve forage quality, animal health, and performance. Left untreated, naturally occurring microorganisms on plants in the field drive fermentation. Inoculants offer a tool to control this fermentation. FULL STORY »

Managing Labor Responsible for Feeding the Lactating Dairy Herd

Recruiting, training, and managing labor responsible for feeding the lactating dairy herd can have a major influence on the delivery of effective and cost-efficient nutritional programs which can impact a dairy’s overall performance and profitability. FULL STORY »

Getting the most from dry and high moisture grains in diets

Dairy producers feed dairy cows a variety of grains, including dry corn, high moisture corn (HMC) and snaplage. These grains are stored in bins, bags, silos and bunkers for variable lengths of time and are processed by a multitude of systems. FULL STORY »

Cows Need Adequate but Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals

The requirement for a trace mineral can be defined as the amount that must be absorbed daily that will keep the cow healthy, maintain and optimize milk production, allow for efficient reproductive performance, and at the same time, maintain proper body stores of the mineral. FULL STORY »

6 questions and answers about rumen development in calves

Make the most of rumen development.Could you be doing a better job of developing the rumen of your calves? FULL STORY »

A Diet Is Only as Good as the Data Used to Formulate It

The typical process of formulating a diet for dairy cows goes as follows: (1) sample the forages on the farm, (2) send the samples to a good lab, (3) when the lab results are available then enter the data into a computer, and (4) formulate the diet using a good dairy cow nutrition model. FULL STORY »

Tips for timing corn silage harvest

Corn development has accelerated with the recent warm temperatures. Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio with earlier planting dates. FULL STORY »

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