Harvesting Corn for Silage - Garland Veasey

 

Today we are harvesting corn silage to be used at the dairy and beef units here at Clemson University. It is corn that is harvested and chopped into small pieces and put in a pit in the ground. Then it ensiles, which is a fermentation process. It produces a high-quality feed for us to use. We are out of the normal crop-growing area of the state so it is cost-prohibitive for us to buy silage on the open market so this is a sustainable way for us to grow an economically viable feed for our livestock that are on research projects here at Clemson University.