A.S. Series 75-21
Corn grain is frequently harvested at a moisture content too high for safe keeping under conventional grain storage conditions. While this may be a desirable or necessary practice, the grain must be dried, stored under oxygen-limiting conditions, stored to produce ensiled grain or treated with an effective preservative to prevent spoilage during storage. Each of these methods is being used for preservation and storage of corn when harvested at a high-moisture content (20 to 30%) and used for feeding livestock. Total costs including storage structures, losses in processing and storage and comparative feeding value are factors involved in choice of processing and storage methods.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
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