August 24 Corn Silage Dry Down Results
Thirty (30) samples were submitted to UW-Marshfield Soils and Forage Laboratory for analysis on August 24, 2021 with overall moisture approximately 68.49% to 75.60%.
The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture. This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos. Determining whole plant moisture prior to harvest is one management practice to ensure high-quality forages. View the results webpage.
Next Sample Day is Tuesday, August 31
Thank you to the following businesses for their financial support:
Country Visions | Bayer (Dekalb) | Syngenta (NK) | FS Insight | Corteva (Brevant)
CP Feeds | Winfield United (Croplan) | Hundertmark Seed | Hodorff Seed & Agronomy
Oakfield Elevator | Farmers Elevator | Rock River Seed & Chemical | Prairie Rock Seed
United Coop | Dairyland Seed | Lonnie Boelk (Spangler) | Community Ag Service