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Silage safety begins in the field

Pre-harvest precautions help minimize risk of silage gas.Dr. Renato Schmidt recommends producers practice timely and adequate nitrogen fertilization as well as manure application, taking care to include the manure/ slurry contribution in nitrogen calculations.

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Covering silage is more than worth the time and money

Dairy producers have been putting haylage into bunkers, bags and piles for nearly two months, and ensiling corn is but a couple of months away in North Dakota. This is a reminder that despite the work, covering silage is cost-effective.

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Ask the Silage Doctor: Corn stover silage

Q. We are planning to ensile corn stover at 50% dry matter (DM) with molasses, rolled corn and an inoculant. Would the resulting silage be of high enough quality for dairy cattle?

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