Maize silage users getting more energy
Date: 29 August 2016
Research published in the Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production last month shows farmers are getting more energy from their maize silage than common feed tables would suggest. The results of more than 3,000 samples submitted to Hill Laboratories Ltd over six years (2010 to 2015) showed an average metabolisable energy (ME) of 10.8 MJ/kgDM. The combination of higher crop yields and higher silage energy content means farmers can get even better milk returns from growing or buying in maize silage.