Starch digestibility of silage varies over time

FEEDSTUFFS MAGAZINE – Depending on how much silage inventory carryover a farm has on hand, dairy producers may be making the switch to new-crop corn silage very soon, if the switch hasn’t happened already. When making this transition, it’s important to keep a close eye on starch content and digestibility.

During corn silage storage, the total amount of starch in the pile will not change much (but it can vary throughout the pile); however, what does change is the digestibility of the starch. Starch digestibility will increase as the ensiling time increases. Read More

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