Presentations: Nov. 10 and 12, 2015

Silage Producers Short Course - Lebanon, MO

Presentations

Guidelines for Harvesting and Storing Silage Crops: screen version (PDF) | print version (PDF) — Ted Probert, MU Extension dairy specialist

Options and Considerations for Storing Silage: screen version (PDF)print version (PDF) — Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist

Baleage Systems—Planning for Success: screen version (PDF)print version (PDF) — Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist

Panel Discussion on Silage Production Considerations —  Matthew Lamb, farmer; Larry Raemaker, custom harvester; Ansel Asher, custom harvester

Resources

Silage

Quality Silage — research-based commercial site

Team Forage — University of Wisconsin Extension

The Silage Zone — Pioneer (commercial site)

Bunker Silo Sizing and Management (PDF) — Oklahoma State University

Sizing Horizontal Silos — British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Corn Silage — University of Wisconsin Extension

Horizontal Silo Management - Doing it Right (videos) — University of Wisconsin Extension

Maximizing Profits with Bunker Silos — University of Wisconsin Extension

Horizontal Silo Safety — eXtension

Dangers of Silo Gases — eXtension

MU Extension publication MWPS6, Beef Housing and Equipment Handbook

MU Extension publication MWPS35, Farm and Home Concrete Handbook

Baleage

Baleage: Another Option for Managing, Storing and Feeding Your Forage (PDF) — USDA-ARS

Making the Switch to Baleage — Iowa State University

Wrapped Bale Silage (PDF) — University of Wisconsin Extension

MU Extension publication G1957, Large Round Bales: Safety

Large Round Bale Safety (PDF) — Virginia Cooperative Extension

MU Extension publication G4570, Reducing Losses When Feeding Hay to Beef Cattle

Hay Ring Waste Calculator — Noble Foundation

Testing

MU Extension publication G3151, Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Moisture in Forages

A Vortex Forage and Biomass Sample Dryer (PDF) — Penn State University

Koster Hay/Haylage/Silage/High Moisture Grain Moisture Tester — Nasco (commercial site)

Forage Sampling for Best Results (PDF)

Understanding Your Forage Test Results (PDF)