Dec. 11, 2018
The scenario is a common one: The cows aren’t eating a new batch of silage and performance is down. It may simply be a forage quality or moisture issue, or it may be “something else.” Finding th...


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. 25, 2018
As far as winter annual cereal forages are concerned, rye has ruled the roost for many years as a crop that fits nicely after corn silage harvest in Northern regions...


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
Over two-thirds of all agricultural land in the U.S. is grasslands, with a large economic value as well as many ecosystem benefits. Forage crop systems enjoyed maximum popularity in the middle of the 20th century after the Dust Bowl era, with pastures and hayfields recognized for their soil conservation benefits. In those times, the land-grant college system provided significant funding, infrastructure, and support for a relatively large number of forage crop scientists...


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)...


April 30, 2018
The ensiling process is a well-established tool to store forages while maintaining their nutrient composition and availability. Thus, ensiled forages are predominant feed ingredients use...