The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1956 · Page 70
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 70

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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T OU want a silage that is mild-smelling, pleasant to handle, and tasty to your cows. Assuming your crop is cut and ensiled at reasonable maturity in a tight upright silo or well- packed trench silo, you should have good silage. However, at times something goes wrong." What makes silage good or bad? AsceUc acid — Silage that is developed with this acid, commonly called vinegar, has a sharp, fruity odor. It is often associated with silage that has been exposed to air, * Mould — Mouldy silage is a definite sign of too much air, usually where air leaks into the silage so slowly that extreme heating cannot occur. Butyric acid — This silage is formed by the fermentation of cold, wet, water-soaked forages. Butyric acid is weak and has a very offensive smell. Lactic acid — Silage produced by lactic acid has very little odor. Lactic acid is strong and prevents undesirable fermentation. It gives the silage a clean, sour taste which is most desirable. Caramelization — Caramelized. silage has a tobacco brown color and is caused by poor packing or trying to ensile forage that is too dry. This silage smells nice but has lost much of its nutritive value. The factors that enter into the production of silage are moisture, preservatives, uniform chopping and proper storing. Dairymen who consistently make grass silage say they have no difficulty if the crop is harvested at the right time and stored properly. To them good grass silage is low-cost winter pasture for milk production — a sure profit maker compared to expensive grain their neighbors may be feeding. Grass silage is not new to this country. It was first tried with a preservative in 1917, but the present trend toward grass silage has been pronounced since World War II. This picture shows how grass silage was made in a trench in early days. Notice the horses in the background. 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