As summer changes over to autumn, silage harvest is on the calendar for many dairy and livestock farmers. Farmers use corn silage as a source of nutrition for their herd as it provides a high-yielding, consistent source of forage.
There are a number of safety concerns to take into account when harvesting, fermenting and storing silage. Tracey Erickson with South Dakota State University Extension has prepared guidelines for safety when working with silage. She shared Be Safe and Smart Around Silage in a recent issue of Dairy Herd Management.
Take time to read Tracey’s guidelines and put safety in place before you start your silage season.