Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-per-bushel grain made many producers forget about chopping corn. This season, with grain prices down and beef at historically high levels, is a good time to give corn silage a second look.
"Corn silage isn't a cheap feed, but it's a good feed," said Mike Bach, who farms along Kentucky's Slate Creek. "Even when corn (grain) prices were high, we never gave up raising silage for our beef cattle."
GROWING CALVES ON SILAGE
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