The drought has affected many farms across the Midwest in many different ways. Along with decreased yields in the corn and soybean fields, the drought has killed our hay crop, causing a problem when it comes to feeding our cows this winter. The solution? Silage!
Making silage is not an annual endeavor for us, but weather like this means we have to find other ways to make our farming operation successful. As cattle producers, it is our responsibility to make sure our cattle are well taken-care-of this winter. Although silage can be more difficult to store correctly than hay, it will provide our cattle with many of the same nutrients that they will need until the pastures are green again in the spring.