September Sorghum Harvest 2021

Many farms are growing sorghum or sorghum species for the first time.  Its harvest timing is very different than corn silage if you want to get it right.  Sorghums can be a wetter, high sugar, low starch forage. In a properly balanced ration sorghum can produce the same milk at potentially less cost.  Chopping this with a short length of cut, and worse  – processing – will produce forage the consistency of applesauce or soup.  This is not beneficial to good fermentation, high milk components, or preserving nutrients (lost leachate is 100% digestible).  The good news is that there are steps you can take to maximize results and minimize potential problems.

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