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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 |

Storing HM Corn

Question:

“Our dairy producers will finally have a couple of days without rain and are starting to harvest high moisture corn. I’ve received several reports of a blue-black mold growing on the corn kernels, it sounds like many cobs are affected. I have information regarding drying and storage to prevent

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Posted in Discoloration, High Moisture Corn, Weather/Temp |

Moisture and Colorization

Question:

“What level of propionic acid would you need for 40% high-moisture shelled corn? Also, what would be the cause of an orange-colored mold?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. Please review our table of recommended application rates of propionic acid to preserve high moisture corn.

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Posted in Discoloration, High Moisture Corn, Mold |

Flooding in New York

Question:

“In parts of New York, we have corn fields that were flooded. Many producers plan to harvest this as HMC rather than as corn silage. Should they use an inoculant or an acid (like propionic) on this material at time of harvest? If they use an inoculant, do they

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Posted in High Moisture Corn, Inoculant, Weather/Temp |