Optimize forage quality at feedout.
The average farmer loses 15 per cent or more of total corn silage yield each year to dry matter loss at harvest and storage. Follow these steps to help minimize losses.
- Harvest corn silage when the crop is between 63% and 69% moisture.
- Apply silage inoculant.
- Pack densely with the correct weight.
- Cover with two layers of plastic to seal and protect from spoilage.