By Jon Rasmussen
Trying to get a handle on corn silage processing while the choppers are moving has gained a great deal of interest in the recent years. A few considerations can help make the evaluation a little less subjective.
Start by gathering a fresh corn silage sample in a 32-ounce container (a large soda cup works well). Note: A consistent sample size is extremely important.
After gathering the sample, decide how to separate and count the number of whole kernels. The video below shows the use of a Penn State shaker box to not only separate the kernels, but also get a measure of particle size.