- High-moisture livestock feed
-It is fermented and stored in a process called ensiling or silaging, the lack of oxygen during storage is the key to silage production. Entrance of oxygen can spoil the feed
-Usually made from grass crops, including corn,sorghum/milo or other cereals, using the entire plant (not just the grain).
-The crops are chopped to a specific size depending on the type. Usually it is 3/4inch
-Special terms may be used depending on type (oatlage for oats, haylage for alfalfa)
-Is made either by placing cut green vegetation in a silo, by piling it in a large heap covered with plastic sheet, or by wrapping large bales in plastic film.
-The optimal internal temperature during fermentation is below 100°F
-A good use of plant parts that might otherwise might go to waste.
|Close Up(the pieces are about 3/4inches each)|
North Dakota State University -More in depth, and scientific (what I learned in college)
University of Florida- great info with pictures