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



“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