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Discussion Board - Drought corn into silage bales?

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08-02-2012 07:04:33

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Due to the drought there are lots of acres of corn being baled and wrapped into silage bales. ANyone have any experience with this method? Can you bale this tightly enough so as to get good fermentation? THey are mowing the corn with their moco's with flail conditioner. 4x5 bales are weighing 1400-2000+ depending upon moisture. WHat's your opinion?

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08-02-2012 07:48:57

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 Re: Drought corn into silage bales? in reply to randallinMo, 08-02-2012 07:04:33  
Gotta test for nitrates, droughty corn can gather a lot esp in the lower stalk, need to blend with other feed if nitrates test high.


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08-02-2012 07:45:01

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 Re: Drought corn into silage bales? in reply to randallinMo, 08-02-2012 07:04:33  
I baled some to drop in a tub grinder a couple of times,never tried for silage though.

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