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Use of “Corn Picker for Silage” to Evaluate Corn Silage Hybrids

Author
  • Dale Thoreson (Iowa State University)

Abstract

“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-2009” FM-1712 and “Livestock Enterprise Budget for Iowa-2009” 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 R2519

How to Cite:

Thoreson, D., (2010) “Use of “Corn Picker for Silage” to Evaluate Corn Silage Hybrids”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-90

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Published on
01 Jan 2010
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