Dairy Cow

Dairy Management Tip for the Month

Cover Silage Correctly

Silage piles and upright silos should be covered with plastic shortly after filling.  Plastic should be weighted down with tire walls or by another means.  The plastic should remain throughout storage in direct contact with the silage and not allow air to enter between the plastic and silage.

Increase Milk Production with Appropriate Kernel Processor Settings

Rollers for kernel processors on the corn chopper should be set such that a dime does not fit between the rollers. This setting should result in no more than 2 to 3 whole or half corn kernels in a chopped corn sample contained in a 32 oz. cup. For more information see Increase Milk Production with Appropriate Kernel processor Settings and Quick Tips to Reduce Storage Losses When Ensiling Corn