March 12, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds
Corn silage is an excellent source of energy and fiber for beef or dairy rations. The quality of any feed source grown for cattle consumption is important for silage production, along with yield per acre. There are several considerations when growing corn for silage. Corn product selection, plant densities, harvest timing, whole plant moisture, length of chop, kernel processing, pack (bulk density) going into storage, ensiling, and uniformity of silage coming out of storage can determine the quality of the silage and ultimately the performance of the cattle consuming the silage. There are many similarities in managing corn silage for beef or dairy rations; however, there are several important differences to consider.
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