Farm Table says:
This webpage was produced by DairyNZ and contains information on maize silage as a quality feed supplement for dairy producers. It also briefly discusses the milk response from feeding silage depending on the season and conditions.
Key sections include:
- Why maize is ensiled;
- Storage of maize silage;
- Feeding out silage, including face management and closing a stack down;
- Interpreting silage analysis.
It also contains tabulated mineral additive requirements for when 25-40% of the cow’s DM intake is maize silage, both for dry cows and lactating cows, as well as links to additional fact sheets for further information.
In conclusion, this webpage provides a good summary of the benefits and considerations of feeding maize silage and management of maize silage on-farm.