Tip of the Month- Length of Storage for Corn Silage Impacts Nutritional Value

Before feeding out new crop corn silage, allow the crop to ferment for at least 3 weeks.  The starch digestibility of corn silage will continue to increase for 4-6 months post harvest and that of high-moisture corn for 8+ months. Thus, the rumen bacteria see a different nutrition package as the length of storage time increases the first 6 months. 

“Tis the Season” for Improving Butterfat Content of Milk

Through a better understanding of factors that influence the production of milk fat, one can better anticipate how modifying management and feeding practices can impact milk fat percentages and yield and, ultimately, milk pay price.



Which numbers on a forage analysis are the most important to manage your dairy cows’ feeding program?