N&H TOP LINE: Keep milk production stable during fall silage change

Switching from old-crop to new-crop silage can cause "fall slump" in milk production on dairies. ALSO: Pregnancy Analytics app released.

Switching from old-crop corn silage to freshly cut, or recently fermented, corn silage can be the cause of a “fall slump” in milk production for many dairies. This is a time when production may drop, as often seen across the country.

“In the fall, dairy producers often see decreases in milk production, or the inability to reach production targets, when switching from old silage to the new crop,” said Dr. Bob Charley, forage products manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “This can

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