Posted on September 8, 2023 in Dairy Performance
By Barry Visser, Vita Plus | Corn silage harvest is at the doorstep for many dairy farms across the Midwest. The growing season has been nearly ideal for some while others have dealt with drought and, more recently, hail damage. These growing differences, and other management considerations, make it difficult to have one common recommendation for corn silage cutting height. There is a trade-off between reduced yields and higher quality as more stalk residue is left in the field.