Prepare for optimal alfalfa production next year
Now that fall is here and the alfalfa growing season is nearly over, you may think that your work with alfalfa is done for the year. However, several key actions taken in the fall can prepare your forages for optimal performance and yields next year.
High moisture corn recommendations
Follow these guidelines to improve the quality of your high moisture corn.
Corn silage recommendations
Follow these guidelines at harvest time to maximize the quality of your corn silage.
Protect the quality of corn silage and high moisture corn
As harvest approaches, it is time to make plans for protecting and preserving your corn silage and high moisture corn. No matter the conditions, it is always important to prevent losses and get the optimal feed value out of your corn crop.
Controlling mold in corn silage and high moisture corn
Each fall, producers are faced with the challenges of putting up high quality corn silage and high moisture corn. One key factor that can have a big impact on silage and high moisture corn is mold, which can greatly reduce the palatability and quality of the feed.
Fact versus fiction in forage fermentation
Read about what really happens during fermentation.
How length of cut affects forage quality
The length of cut of forages, whether it is haylage, corn silage, or another forage crop, has an impact on the final forage quality in several ways.
Use preservative to reduce forage losses
Even under good weather conditions, harvesting and storing high quality feeds can be a challenge. By understanding the fermentation process and the use of a preservative like Crop Cure®, you can improve the quality of your forages.
Moldy grains, mycotoxins, and feeding problems
Mold and mycotoxins can have serious implications in your herd's diet. Strategies to handle moldy feeds and mycotoxins.
Manage your TMR for summer weather conditions
Summer weather conditions can have negative effects on your TMR after it is fed. Read about strategies to help maintain the quality of your TMR under hot and humid weather.