|Missouri Dairy Business Update|
|Volume 9, Number 8|
Pricing Corn Silage this Year
What is a Fair Price for Corn Silage this year?
Q: What did it cost to raise a ton of corn silage in Missouri this year?
Q: How do I estimate the tonnage of corn silage in a field?
Next, weigh the amount of whole corn plant material cut in pounds. Divide the pounds harvested by 4. That's the estimated tons produced per acre. Follow this method for several areas and average the results.
For example – If the row width was 30” and 32.5 ft. or row was cut and weighed 64 lbs., this field would yield 16 tons of corn silage /acre (64 divided by 4 = 16 tons). In order to obtain actual tons harvested, weigh each wagon load or count how many feet of silage went into a silo after settling. If you know the silo size, how many feet of silage was put up and what the moisture was, silo charts can be used to calculate tons stored. Dividing stored tons by acres harvested will give you yield per acre.
Q: How do I adjust the price of silage to fit my situation?
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