reported growing corn
for silage, over 50% of
which were dairy
Ensiled, corn offers high energy, a key to high milk production. And, although much of a silage’s quality is determined by in-field management, harvest and storage, there are certain factors to consider as early as seed selection.
In this video, filmed at the Canadian Dairy Xpo, Bernard Tobin drills into some of the nitty gritty of selecting corn hybrids for silage production with Aaron Stevanus of Pride Seeds. The duo touch on starch production, digestibility, yield and some of the key learnings from last year’s silage season.