Beef School — Ep. 2: Corn Vs. Barley Silage


Corn may be king in the grain world, but does it reign supreme in the silage world, too? The short answer: yes.

When it comes to both silage yield and quality, plus digestibility, palatability, and energy density, corn comes out on top vs. barley, says Nicole Rasmussen, with DuPont Pioneer, in this Beef School episode.

Does that mean you should be switching all your silage acres over? Not necessarily, of course, but it you are looking to try corn silage, or to improve your corn silage harvest and ensiling skills, the video below is for you.

See more of the Beef School here

From ideal hybrid selection, to disease resistance, to harvest yield moisture, Rasmussen walks us through the silage process, and gets into the importance of measuring kernel processing performance, cut length, and more:

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