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Amblin Cowgirl 03-04-2011 06:36 PM

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 ?

Production Acres 03-05-2011 09:41 AM

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.

Left Hand Percherons 03-05-2011 10:13 AM

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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