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  1. Louise says

    Thanks for a great post, Carrie! Are varieties for high moisture corn different than for shell corn?

    • dairycarrie says

      There are lots of different varieties of corn, some are better for one use than others. We plant corn that can be used as silage, HMC or shell corn so that we have flexibility to use what we have planted for the best benefit to our farm. On a perfect year we use the acres we plant as we intended them to be used but on a year where we don’t get enough rain or we have some other weather issue, we might need to take more for silage and buy corn.

  2. Marcia Zientek says

    Thank you, Carrie. I didn’t know anything about high moisture corn before today.

  3. Darcy says

    Great post! We live on a beef cattle ranch, and I didn’t realize that HMC could be pulverized before being put in the silo. I thought your pictures and explanations told a very complete “story”!

  4. Edwin says

    I too never knew HMC was stored like that. My experience has been with Harvestore silos and running the HMC through a roller mill at feeding time, this method, and your explanation was interesting and educational. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Nikhil says

    I am from India, wanted to know if there is any data on protein and other nutrition values for HMC.


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