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  1. Harvesting Immature Corn as Silage

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/harvesting-immature-corn-silage

    production. The single most important factor in silage production is plant moisture content at harvest.  ... approximately 64-68%, which corresponds to a plant dry matter content of 32-36%.  Varying more than a few ... forage to a correct moisture content for ensiling or for baleage.  From a quality standpoint, cutting ...

  2. OSA FISMA Training

    https://wayne.osu.edu/events/osa-fisma-training

    contact Ohio Department of Agriculture                    Matt Fout at (614)600-4272 or Division of Food ...

  3. Stockpile Forage to Reduce Stored Feed Costs

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    yields and crude protein content of the forage.  Stockpiled forages are generally grazed in the late fall ... acre.  Crude protein content could be in the 13 to 15 % range when grazing begins in November and will ... forage.  However, crude protein content can be several units higher, 15-17% and quality will decline ...

  4. Managing Mold in Hay

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    baling. Often the hay is not quite at or below the desired moisture content for dry hay (15-20%) and small ... hay. Moldy feeds may “reduce energy content by 5% for ruminants” say the authors of a 2016 Penn State ...

  5. Cover Crop Forage Harvest Considerations

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/cover-crop-forage-harvest-considerations

    Ensiling forage does reduce the nitrate content because the fermentation process converts nitrates to ...

  6. Annual Forages for Early to Mid-Summer Planting

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/annual-forages-early-mid-summer-planting

    cattle or sheep. These species contain high moisture content, so they should be used for grazing only. ... dealers. The legumes can increase protein content but only in the first harvest because they don’t regrow ... its high moisture, low fiber content.” The thicker stems of warm season grasses are responsible for ...

  7. Develop a Forage Use and Feeding Plan

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    equals 2200 tons harvested.  If the average moisture content was 65%, this is 35% DM.  Your DM tons of ...

  8. Corn Harvest Considerations: Stalk Quality and Combine Adjustments

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/corn-harvest-considerations-stalk-quality-and-combine-adjustments

    and loss assessment for this year’s corn harvest.  I am excerpting some selected content from those ...

  9. Minimize Forage Ash Content

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    Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources.  Internal sources include ... forage.  An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8 percent and for grass forages around ... to shoot for is an ash content of 3 percent coming from external sources, so an ash content of around ...

  10. Stress Management Check-in

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    experience that made you feel comforted and content.  Close your eyes and relive that moment/experience.  ...

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