Letterwerks Sign City
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞

Corn Silage & High Moisture Corn

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Dick Drackey

Dairy Nutritionist



Monitor the moisture levels of your corn silage and high moisture corn, and harvest it at the proper moisture levels. For corn silage, we recommend 60-69% moisture and 26-34% moisture for HMC. If either gets too dry, digestibility will be impacted.

Once it's harvested, save more of the nutrients by using a silage inoculant or acid-based stabilizer. I recommend NutriSave 5 bacterial inoculant for greater corn silage stability and Silage Savor Plus, an organic acid-based silage stabilizer for forage crops and high moisture ground corn. Greater stability results in less spoilage, more available nutrients, greater palatability, and higher dry matter intake. The result: higher production and potentially a better return on your investment.

Visit www.farmersco-opelevator.coop to learn more.

No Comments Yet. Be the first to comment!

Your comment submission is also an acknowledgement that this information may be reprinted in other formats such as the newspaper.