SILAGE http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Stymie Silage Shrink http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink <div class="field-byline"> Ann Behling </div> <div class="field-deck"> Cut dry matter losses with these four management tactics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These four strategies can cut your silage losses and maximize quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/stymie-silage-shrink#comments SILAGE Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 25011 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This bunker is a good example of silage packed and sealed well for effective feed-out with minimal surface spoilage.</p> Photo: Keith Bolsen Soybeans Are Great For Pasture, Silage http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage <div class="field-deck"> Soybean silage is comparable to alfalfa silage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soybeans work as a pasture crop or can be made into silage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/soybeans-are-great-pasture-silage#comments Other Silage Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:15:00 +0000 24881 at http://hayandforage.com Water-Conserving Sorghums (Milo) Supply Forage Quality, Yield http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield <div class="field-deck"> They also offer harvest flexibility </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of sorghums – which need less water than corn and survive in hot, dry conditions – is a growing trend and necessity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/water-conserving-sorghums-milo-supply-forage-quality-yield#comments Other Silage SILAGE Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:39:00 +0000 24861 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Brachytic dwarf forage sorghum is substantially shorter, but holds its own on yield when compared to the taller conventional forage sorghums surrounding it.</p> Photo: Mark Marsalis, NMSU Ag Science Center, Clovis Mississippi Variety Tops Kenaf Silage Trial http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/mississippi-variety-tops-kenaf-silage-trial <div class="field-deck"> Fiber crop is good dairy, beef cattle feed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A kenaf variety developed at Mississippi State University outperformed two other varieties in a South Korea silage trial.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/mississippi-variety-tops-kenaf-silage-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-silage/mississippi-variety-tops-kenaf-silage-trial#comments Other Silage Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:24:00 +0000 24611 at http://hayandforage.com Making The Best Grass Silage http://hayandforage.com/grasses/making-best-grass-silage <div class="field-deck"> Harvest quality grass and preserve it well </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are four steps producers should take to make quality grass silage, according to one forage specialist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/making-best-grass-silage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/making-best-grass-silage#comments Grasses Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:37:00 +0000 24251 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Pack, cover and seal bunkers within one or two days of harvest to minimize oxygen exposure.</p> Corn-Soybean Silage May Cut Feed Costs http://hayandforage.com/corn/corn-soybean-silage-may-cut-feed-costs <div class="field-deck"> Vining-type soybeans and brown midrib corn make a nutrient-rich livestock feed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silage made from a corn-soybean combination could benefit dairy and beef producers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/corn-soybean-silage-may-cut-feed-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/corn-soybean-silage-may-cut-feed-costs#comments Corn Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:20:00 +0000 23991 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Combining vining soybeans (inset photo) with MasterGraze corn will make silage high in energy and protein, South Dakota researchers predict.</p> Photos: Masters Choice Inc., South Dakota State University Other Than BMR, Silage Hybrid Types Show Few Differences http://hayandforage.com/silage/other-bmr-silage-hybrid-types-show-few-differences <div class="field-deck"> Cows performed the same with GM and non-GM hybrids </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Differences in rumen fermentation, digestion, intake and milk production among silage and grain hybrid types were mostly minimal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/silage/other-bmr-silage-hybrid-types-show-few-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/silage/other-bmr-silage-hybrid-types-show-few-differences#comments SILAGE Dairy-Forage Nutrition Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:29:00 +0000 23021 at http://hayandforage.com Grain-Less Corn Silage Is Less Nutritious http://hayandforage.com/corn/grain-less-corn-silage-less-nutritious <div class="field-deck"> Milk and beef per ton were reduced by 50%, research shows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silage corn harvested without grain has more sugar than normal silage, but lower yields of digestible nutrients. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/grain-less-corn-silage-less-nutritious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/grain-less-corn-silage-less-nutritious#comments Corn Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:44:00 +0000 23001 at http://hayandforage.com Maximize Your Profit From Silage Corn http://hayandforage.com/corn/maximize-your-profit-silage-corn <div class="field-deck"> Hybrid selection, planting date drive yield and profit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hybrid selection, planting date and plant density can make a difference in corn silage profitability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/maximize-your-profit-silage-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/maximize-your-profit-silage-corn#comments Corn Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:55:00 +0000 22971 at http://hayandforage.com How To Get The Most From Corn Silage http://hayandforage.com/corn/how-get-most-corn-silage <div class="field-deck"> Particle length and kernel processing are critical </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pay attention to maturity and particle length – and check for fully crushed kernels – when chopping corn silage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/how-get-most-corn-silage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/how-get-most-corn-silage#comments Corn Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:41:00 +0000 22042 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Fae Holin