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Manage corn silage harvest for high-quality cattle feed

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Proper harvest management is critical for high-quality corn silage, which increases milk production in cows. It all starts with harvest timing.

Silage that is too wet when harvested may not ferment properly and can lose nutrients through seepage. If silage is too dry, it has lower digestibility because of harder kernels and more lignified stover. In addition, dry silage does not pack as well, increasing the potential for air pockets and mold.

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