n The Dairy Mail - How much silage are you feeding? : technology

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


The answer will depend on the dry matter (DM) of your silage. All feeds have some water in them and in the case of silage, the majority of the feed is water. The DM is the remaining portion of the feed. The DM portion contains all the nutrients in the feed, for this reason a ration containing silage (or other wet product) will be formulated on a DM basis to ensure that the cow gets the nutrients she needs.

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