I grow Masters Choice corn because I need to get the most out of every acre. With increasing land rent and limited profit margins on raising livestock I need to be able to do more with what I have. Masters Choice has proven to enhance my overall yield in corn silage and high moisture corn. It has also shown superior quality with sits enhanced digestibility and floury kernel characteristics.
The Masters Choice yields very well on our farm. Last year the MC-527 yielded 28 tons an acre and the 4880 looks very good this year. The best thing about the masters Choice is the way it feeds. The fermentation is so quick because of the sugar levels that the silage stays green. Our cows are performing as well as they ever have and we credit Masters Choice for a lot of that. This year we are planting Masters Choice on all our silage acres.
Our digestible starch was always around 75% in the fall, and if we were lucky it would get up to 88% though the year. The last two years, planting Masters Choice conventional hybrids, two weeks after chopped our test results are coming back 88-90% digestible starch, and that’s without inoculants. There has also been a noticeable difference in leaf width and stalk diameter from our previous brands
When I started feeding Masters Choice M.E.A.T. hybrids, my efficiency improved in several areas. I don’t have to feed as much corn in my ration with the Masters Choice M.E.A.T. hybrids. I have fewer problems with herd health, and no problems with bloat. My cattle don’t sort out the cobs or larger pieces of silage in the feed bunk, as they do with other brands of corn. The Masters Choice M.E.A.T. hybrids grind much easier than other corn hybrids.
Forage quality cannot be too good because highly digestible forages are the basis for efficient and profitable milk production. Masters Choice hybrids provide the highly digestible nutrients for meeting the nutrient requirements of the high producing dairy cow.
Masters Choice is an independently owned and operated seed corn company with headquarters in Anna, Illinois. For over thirty years, we have brought quality genetics to the marketplace, specializing in floury grain for livestock feeding.