If silage “steams” during feedout in the winter, is it heating? Check out this piece to find out more! #forage #ag
As producers feed out silage in the winter, some may notice steam rising from their pile, bunker or silo. Don’t get worried just yet! This isn’t always an indication of aerobic instability in the silage. ... See more
Do you cover your #silage? Sealing and covering a 40 foot by 100 foot bunker returns approximately $2,000 - $4,000 in improved silage DM recovery when filled with corn or alfalfa silage, respectively.
Always start with good management to help prevent #silage heating at feedout #ag #agchat
During feedout, oxygen is re-introduced into silage and yeast can become active. This can cause silage to heat up and feed losses to occur. The best strategy to prevent these losses and maintain high quality silage includes good management practices and using additives to minimize yeast and mold gro... ... See more
A clean face is an important part of good silage management and #silagesafety! For more information on creating #QualitySilage check out www.qualitysilage.com
How often do you think about safety when working around #silage? Below are some key tips for staying safe around silage. For more information on silage safety and to request your Silage Safety Handbook, visit: http://qualitysilage.com/ ... See more
Corn contaminated with smut can still create #QualitySilage! Check out this article for more details: http://hoards.com/article-19779-Corn-Contaminated-with-Smut-Can-Still-Create-Quality-Silage.html
Need some tips on how to create #QualitySilage? Check out the Silage Management Technical Guide for specific information on the management of crops for silage, inoculants, different storage structures, aerobic stability and mycotoxins ... See more
Take advantage of these free resources from the forage experts at Lallemand Animal Nutrition. You can either view E-book versions by clicking the thumbnail
It’s never too late to start implementing new practices to improve the quality of your #silage! #QualitySilage
What’s the culprit in most cases of #silage heating and spoilage? Blame yeasts! #ag #agchat
Yeast growth in silage is generally a bad thing. It results in heating, dry matter (DM), nutrient and energy losses and can cause the pH to increase, allowing spoilage molds and bacteria to grow, reducing silage quality even more and possibly resulting in toxin production. ... See more
Do you think this pile will be at the optimal pack density? For more information on density rates check out The Silage Quick Facts Handbook: http://qualitysilage.com/lallemand-forward-handbooks/
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