Sept. 5, 2019
Forage quality is often discussed and written about. Often, through experience, we understand improved fiber and starch digestibility to mean more energy available per pound of silage fe...


July 16, 2019
Our understanding of corn silage has come a long way in the past 20 years. That’s probably a good thing because it has emerged as a dominant feed source in most dairy and many feedlot beef rations...


Feb. 21, 2019
Found in a variety of feedstuffs worldwide, mycotoxins are becoming a topic of more and more discussions...


Feb. 19, 2019
During the Major League Baseball off-season, the phrase “hot stove league” denotes the period of time when a flurry of team transactions set the stage for the next season...


Nov. 23, 2018
The 2018 corn silage crop is largely in storage. As of the time this article was written, the USDA crop reports had nearly 70 percent of the corn crop rated as good or excellent...


Oct. 9, 2018
It’s no secret that corn silage has changed over the years. It has not only evolved from a feedstuff used primarily for heifers and dry cows to a major and key component of milking cow rations, but...


Sept. 4, 2018
Silage shrink can cause silage to go from an economical source of feed to one that doesn’t make sense or cents. Shrink is the dry matter (DM) that is harvested but lost before feeding...


Sept. 4, 2018
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.”Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something better...


Aug. 31, 2018
A system is defined as a group of interacting, interrelated, and/or interdependent elements forming a complex whole...


Aug. 31, 2018
In the past six months, Rock River Laboratory has assayed nearly 900 corn silages from across the United States for kernel processing scores (KPS)...