Author: Dale R. Thoreson (Iowa State University)
“Corn Picker for Corn Silage” is an Excel spreadsheet program that more accurately determines a superior corn silage hybrid based on all relevant costs and returns that affect corn silage and dairy nutrition. It can be localized to specific farm situations or one can use a standard set of costs such as “Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa- 2010” FM-1712 and “Livestock Enterprise Budget for Iowa- 2010” FM-1815. Both are available from ISU County Extension Offices.
Ranking of hybrids for total farm net profit gives considerably different results than using “Milk2006” per acre.
Keywords: ASL R2607
How to Cite: Thoreson, D. R. (2011) “Use of “Corn Picker for Silage” to Evaluate Corn Silage Hybrids 2009 Trials Update”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report. 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-737