Why are nutrients important to Corn Silage?
Producers can improve overall silage quality and economic performance of milk production by paying due attention to nutrients.
High quality silage meets the needs of the animals while maximizing the nutrient intake capacity of the cows. On the other hand, poor quality silage takes up space in the rumen and causes additional costs, requiring external supplementation of the ration to meet the daily needs of the cows.
With the right balance between starch and fiber digestibility, silage quality helps maintain the health of the dairy herd and makes more vital energy available to the cows, increasing productivity and profitability for the farmer.
There are 4 basic nutritional factors in nutrition: Starch, fiber and energy obtained by cell wall digestibility. All of these are needed for the best silage quality. DEKALB breeders choose silage varieties in order to present these factors to producers. Our farmers who grow silage maize prefer DEKALB silage maize seeds, which have high silage yield potential and silage quality values, and are resistant to stress, which will provide them with a great advantage at harvest time.
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