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Reduced Silage Costs

Question:

“How can I reduce my silage cost?

Answer:

To keep silage costs in check, it is important to target making high-quality silage, which, in turn, will mean minimizing losses.

Major sources of losses occur during the initial ensiling fermentation and due to exposure to oxygen at opening. Fermentation

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Posted in Dry Matter, Inoculant, Nutrition, Storage Management |

Corn Stover Silage

Question:

“We are planning to ensile corn stover at 50% dry matter (DM) with molasses, rolled corn and an inoculant. Would the resulting silage be of high enough quality for dairy cattle?

Answer:

Ensiling is a great option for corn stover, provided that it is properly managed. Adding molasses

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Posted in Bagging and Ensiling, Dry Matter, Feed Out, High Moisture Corn, Nutrition |

Corn Silage Transportation

Question:

“I need to minimize moisture content in wet corn silage transported long distances. I’m considering mixing 110 lbs. of molasses with 2,204 lbs. of wet corn stalks and an inoculant inside the silo. Then, I plan on taking 1,543 lbs. of the fermented corn stalks and mixing in 441

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Posted in Dry Matter, Inoculant |

Biotal Products Used on Baleage

Question

Can the Biotal products be used on baleage and if so, at what moisture level to work properly?

Answer

All Biotal inoculants can be used in baleage; the inoculant will be helpful to ensure a good fermentation in each bale, leading to consistency from bale to bale and subsequently … read more

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Balage higher in pH and sugar values versus haylage

Question:

“Why is Balage higher in pH and sugar values versus haylage?”

Answer:

Thanks for the question. Usually baleage is at a higher DM than haylage in a bunker or pile. The higher the DM of a material, the more restricted the fermentation (i.e. the less acids produced). Less acids … read more

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