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Corn Silage

Corn silage is a popular forage for ruminant animals because it is high in energy and digestibility and is easily adapted to mechanization from the stand-crop to time of feeding. Corn silage is when a farmer takes the corn and its stalk and ferments it as a high-moisture feed. It requires less labor per ton to produce than many other forage crops and may extend the harvest period for the entire corn acreage providing an opportunity for salvage of stressed or damaged cornfields. Also, corn silage can efficiently recycle plant nutrients, especially large amounts of N and K.

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