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Rust-Colored Silage

Question:

“It took four days to put up our corn silage, and one night we didn’t cover it. Now, there are layers of rust-colored silage – even the kernels are reddish. Is this an indication of poor fermentation? Will the discolored silage still make usable feed?

Answer:

From your … read more

Posted in Discoloration, Feed Out, Molds, Mycotoxins and Other Spoilage Organisms |

Orange and Yellowish Colors

Question:

“We recently began to notice a silage pile of ours with different colored spots scattered throughout the area. Some parts are an orange color, some are yellowish and some look just fine. But when handling the colored parts, a colored residue appears on your hands.

We also noticed a

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Posted in Discoloration, Mold |

Buchneri 500 Orange Color

Question:

I have a customer who used Buchneri 500 on his corn silage last fall and some of the corn silage has an “oranger” color to it. It is in bags and the corn silage in the middle of the bag has a good color to it, but the corn

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Posted in Discoloration |

Penicilium Roqueforti?

Question:

I found some blue spot in the bunker of one of my client. Do you think that would be penicilium roqueforti?

Answer:

It could be, but there a whole lot of other possibilities too. I would suggest getting a sample of the moldy silage and sending it to a … read more

Posted in Discoloration |

Alfalfa silage colorization

Question:

“I made alfalfa silage with inoculant and now we note it’s clearly less brown than the silage without inoculant treatment. Could you explain this color difference?”
-Hector

Answer:

Dear Hector,

The brown color is caused by non-enzymatic browning (the Maillard reaction) due to a reaction between sugars and proteins … read more

Posted in Discoloration, Inoculant |