4. Adjust kernel processing
- BMR hybrids have moderately textured kernels, so less aggressive processing is needed when corn silage is at moisture levels of 68 percent or greater. Processing may be beneficial with advanced maturity and lower silage moisture levels.
- Consult with your Mycogen Seeds representative and herd nutritionist to determine the best processing recommendations.
- Check frequently throughout corn silage harvesting to monitor particle size and kernel quality.
5. Ensure proper fermentation
- Store BMR hybrids only in bunkers, pits, silage bags or upright stave or concrete silos.
- Segment BMR corn silage during storage, although it is OK to mix BMR with other forages in the ration.
- Fill and pack structures properly for optimum fermentation.
- Do not feed BMR corn silage until it has fermented for at least 45 to 60 days.