Raising the Bar Enhances Corn Silage

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastImproved fiber digestibility can be a major benefit of chopping corn silage higher, according to Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. While raising the cutting bar reduces tonnage, Bill points out the nutritional gains can be substantially rewarding. Specific adjustments should be determined case-by-case, and he suggests what factors should drive those decisions. He also highlights research that further indicates quality can outweigh quantity.

Listen To MP3 File Dr. Bill Mahanna on corn silage chopping height. (4 min MP3)

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