Difference between Hay and Silage

Difference between Hay and Silage

  • Hay
    • 15-20% moisture
    • Made by hollow stem crop (Lucerne, cowpea, soyabean, bajara)
    • Dried product
    • Dry Matter value 82%
    • Stored as bale
  • Silage
    • 60-70% moisture
    • Made by Carbohydrate rich crop (Jowar, Maize, Oat, Bajara)
    • Fermentation product
    • Dry Matter value 40-60%
    • Bales are covered with plastic wrap

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2 thoughts on “Difference between Hay and Silage”

  1. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don?t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

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