In this workshop you will review the rules for producing well preserved corn silage from harvest to feed bunk: 

  • Maturity and dry matter at harvest
  • Types of corn silage
  • Chopping and rolling
  • Inoculants and preservatives...

Workshop Summary

  • Introduction: benefits and limitations
  • Nutritive value and nutritional characteristics
  • Impact of certain parameters:
    • Maturity
    • Type
    • Density
    • Growth conditions
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Management considerations:
    • rolling
    • chopping
    • repetition
    • inoculants
  • Diagnosing Problems
  • Penn State results
  • Field visit
  • Harvester adjustments

Workshop Format

On-farm workshop for 8-12 participants.

Necessary Materials

A sample of your corn silage for evaluation.
Your sense of humour!

Time: 2-3 hours
Cost: to be determined
50% discount for the second participant from the same farm

This training course is offered on demand. Contact your Valacta advisor or technician or call 1-800-266-5248.