Using Infrared Technology for Bunker Management

Cindy Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastWith increased feed costs, producers are looking to refine management techniques for optimum feeding. Pioneer recently invested in an infrared camera that shows heat in the silage face. This technology shows several qualities about the silage in the bunker. With this camera, Pioneer professionals can show producers if silage was packed properly, if the method for feeding silage from the bunker is optimum for their operation, among other bunker management information. Bill Seglar, nutritional science veterinarian for Pioneer Hi-Bred, talks about how this technology can enhance dairy professionals’ knowledge and management information.

[audio:] Bill Seglar on Infrared Technology (5 min MP3)

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