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    03-04-2011, 07:36 PM
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Foal
Differences in Silage and Haylage?

I know some people feed their horses haylage and many people have mixed feelings about it. I am wondering the pros and cons of feeding it to horses. I am also wondering about how Silage and Haylage differ from one another ?
     
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    03-05-2011, 10:41 AM
  #2
Weanling
Haylage can be fed very sucessfully to horses up to 40% of their dry matter intatke daily - but if must be kept fresh!

Silage is generic term reffering to all fermeted forage products (corn, hay, sorgum, grains, etc.) many times a more educated person will only mean corn silage when using the term

Haylage is fermeted grass.
     
    03-05-2011, 11:13 AM
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Started
The biggest problem I've had with haylage is feeding it fast enough. Once you cut the cover off, you might only have 3-4 days before it's cattle feed. You have to monitor it constantly.
     

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