For the past several years there has been increased interest in the harvesting and storing of high-moisture feed grains, particularly corn, barley and grain sorghum. With improved silos and grain harvesting equipment, the use of high-moisture grains has replaced the conventional methods of harvesting, storing and feeding grains on many cattle feeding farms. There are several reasons why this system is becoming more popular. Harvesting can be done earlier and faster, harvesting losses are reduced, and a minimum number of operations and amount of equipment are required. Storage costs are comparatively low and in most cases storage is rodent free. It is adaptable to mechanical feeding and storage losses are low when good structures and good management are used.
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Department of Animal Science and the Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
O'Connell, James J., "Storing High Moisture Grain" (1971). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1971. 17.