If fresh feed already has yeast or mold in it, then it will deteriorate more quickly when exposed to oxygen and warm temperatures. Over 85% of dairies apply a forage preservative either at harvest or in the TMR wagon.
Consider this: 85% of farmers are applying some sort of forage
preservative either at harvest or in the total mixed ration (TMR) wagon.
Using an inoculant at harvest along with harvesting and ensiling
practices can constitute a proactive approach.
When following a recipe, it's often necessary to grab the correct
ingredients at the store in order to get the optimal desired outcome.
Similar to whipping up a cake or mixing your favorite dry rub, creating a
dairy ration requires specific ingredients.
Silage is not immune to the many challenges we face on the farm, and the risks begin before it even becomes silage. Agronomists do their part in helping you grow an excellent crop that should yield excellent feed for the coming year.
Every dairy farmer knows high-quality forage is essential on a successful dairy farm. The milk dairy cows produce is dependent on the nutrients the cow receives, making high-quality forage a key consideration in a dairy operation.
Every year, fermentation shrink, or forage dry matter (DM) loss, robs farms’ feed inventory without leaving a trace. Poof, tonnage fed comes out short of tonnage stored. Maintaining valuable nutrient content for feedout is a constant battle with the variables that lay waste to ensiled feeds.
Decisions made at chopping affect silage quality in the bunker, nutrition in the feed alley and milk in the tank. Waiting to involve your nutritionist until you are ready to feed the silage may result in extensive ration adjustments or it may be too late to fix certain issues.