Feed costs grow as silage shrinks

Feed costs grow as silage shrinks

Ensuring higher silage quality by retaining more nutrients gives cattle a better overall feedstuff, which can affect gains and even health status.

Up to 10 points — or more — of silage dry matter (DM) losses can be prevented. Avoiding silage shrink helps producers maintain available feedstuffs and retain valuable nutrients at the same time.

“When producers have preventable DM losses, thousands of dollars are being lost that could be avoided,” Dr. Renato Schmidt, forage products specialist at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, said. “Conserving silage quantity and quality properly can save producers a significant amount of m

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