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New Crop Slump

posted on February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Comparing New Crop Corn Silage to Old Crop – What Might Cause the New Crop Clump? By Guest Blogger: John Goeser, PhD PAS Director of Nutrition, Reseach, and Innovation, Rock River Laboratory, Inc. Adjunct Asst. Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison   Chopped whole-plant corn (corn silage) continues to gain popularity for dairy and feedlot nutrition programs. Increased yields per acre, consistency through feed out, and energy value per ton of feed relative to legume and other grass forages are factors leading to increased inclusion rates in the total mixed ration (TMR). Diet inclusion rates often exceed 75% of total forage and in some cases corn silage comprise 100% of forage. The …