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  • Short on hay this spring? 

    Lawrence, Joe; O'Neil, Kitty (2021-03)
    A number of livestock producers are reporting short hay inventories coming into the spring and, while the warmth of the sun has us optimistic that winter will soon be behind us, the 2021 crop season is still a ways off. ...
  • FACT SHEET 4: Industry snapshot 

    Lawrence, Joe (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
    As part of this project,a survey was conducted on corn silage growers in the Northeast. A summarization of some of the main points from the survey may be useful to other producers as they consider management related to ...
  • FACT SHEET 3: Impacts of fermentation 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
    An adequate duration of time for fermentation is often cited as a critical management tool for silages. The first reason is to allow the fermentation process to stabilize the forage as feeding unstable forage can lead to ...
  • FACT SHEET 2: Effect of corn plant characteristics on corn silage processing scores 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (Kernel Processing Information Series, 2020-08)
    When evaluating corn silage, the focus is often on total yield. However, when thinking about the harvesting process, and specifically the task of a kernel processor to break apart corn kernels, it is important to consider ...
  • Corn silage kernel processing 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (PRO-DAIRY, 2020-08)
    The value of whole plant corn as a forage (corn silage) can largely be categorized by two contributions to animal nutrition: fiber and starch and the digestibility of each. In terms of starch, focus is often on total content ...

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