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Saturday, January 28, 2017

silage analysis

We are feeding corn silage to our feeder calves, and herd of 2 - 5 year old cows. On Wednesday afternoon, I sent off a sample of silage for feed analysis.
silage sample ready to send

I pulled a sample of silage out of the bag and filled a quart sized bag to send to the laboratory. The sample was sent to Dairyland Laboratories via UPS. For a basic test, it was $16. 

silage sample report

The sample was shipped to be received on Friday. And shortly after being received, I was emailed results.
For future use of Dairyland Laboratories...forms, sample bags, and mailers were sent to me.