Hybrid Type Comparison
Many silage products boast only one quality of the plant, such as fi ber digestibility, grain yield or kernel type. Chances are that the other characteristics of these hybrids were bred for grain. The best silage products have been bred to achieve total plant silage qualities. Expect more from your silage crop.
|High Total Plant Yield|
|Long Harvest Window|
|Short Storage Period|
|Ration Type Adaptability|
|Excellent Feed Quality|
|High Fiber Digestibility|
|High Starch Content|
|High Starch Digestibility|
Small particle size
Floury kernels fracture easily into small particles during silage chopping, allowing for a shortened storage period. After chewing, the starch is readily digested and available as energy for milk production.
Long rumen retention
Nutritionists believe that fl oury starch particles are more buoyant in the rumen and fl oat to stay in the rumen mat for an extended digestion period resulting in increased milk production potential.
High energy starch
The small starch particles off er more surface area to rumen bugs for a boost in digestibility. This increase in energy in the corn silage allows for a reduction of concentrate corn in the ration.
Floury Leafy Corn Silage Hybrids are versatile. They can be balanced into various rations types to meet the nutritional needs of your heifers, transition cows, early and late lactation cows and dry cows.
High quality milk
Floury Leafy Corn Silage Hybrids have an increased potential to produce milk with high fat content. They do not require heavy kernel processing during harvest to reduce starch particle size, so fi ber particles can remain large enough to act as eff ective fi ber. This promotes normal rumination and saliva production, which plays an important role in protection from acidosis and increases milk fat content.
Vitreous and fl oury kernels on a light table. Vitreous kernels transmit light while fl oury kernels are opaque.