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October 2004 Silage Tips - Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds

Agriculture.com Staff 07/06/2010 @ 5:22pm

It could have low energy content, high protein and fiber.

With corn maturity lagging throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast this season, many producers will be feeding corn silage with a much different feed value than normal.

In general, say agronomy experts at Michigan State University, immature silage will have higher fiber, slightly higher protein and slightly lower energy content than usual. The fiber content for very immature corn silage, or wet silage with excessive seepage, may exceed 55 percent neutral detergent fiber. Meanwhile, digestibility may drop 10 to 15 percent because of the higher fiber content.

Balance diets that contain immature corn silage with higher concentrate levels.

It could have low energy content, high protein and fiber.

You can tailor feeding based on specific dietary needs.

Silage bags are an ideal choice for ensiling corn silage and wet distillers grain.

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