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Mold & Yeast Counts in Fresh Forage

Question:

“What mold and yeast counts could producers expect to find in fresh forages?

Answer:

It really all depends on local conditions, the crops, stage of maturity, stress events, damage events and the like.

Yeasts and molds are common on plants. They are saprophytes, meaning they live on and … read more

Posted in Feed Out, Inoculant, Mold, Molds, Mycotoxins and Other Spoilage Organisms, Nutrition, Storage Management, Weather/Temp |

Feeding Goss’s Infected Corn Grain

Question:

“Are there issues with feeding Goss’s infected corn grain, stalks or silage to cattle?
Is there scientific evidence supporting harm to cattle caused by this Bacterium? 

Answer:

The potential effects of feeding Goss’s infected corn to cattle is a fairly new topic.

This page – http://www.apsnet.org/publications/plantdisease/2011/January/Pages/95_1_73.2.aspx – shows … read more

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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 |

Large Patches of Mold in Hay

Question:

“I am a beef cow calf producer in north Alabama. I have been putting up baleage for 3 years now and been very satisfied with the results. However I do sometimes have large patches of mold in some hay. I was wondering if using inoculants would help, and is

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Propionic Acid

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.

These amounts are … read more

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