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Friday, December 16, 2016

feeding silage

We opened the silage bag this afternoon. It smelled so good!
In September, we chopped six acres of corn and bagged it to store until fed. The silage will be used as feed for our calves.
When we opened the silage bag, we were so pleased with the quality! I will be sending a sample of silage into a lab for feed analysis.

The silage will be fed along with rolled corn and grass hay. With a tractor, we scooped up a few loader buckets full of silage and dropped it into one of our SI Feeders wagons. It did not take long for the calves to figure out silage tasted good. The wagon was barely in the lot before it was surrounded by happy calves.