Chopping of corn silage is progressing in southwestern Minnesota. Beaver Creek farmer and rancher Pete Bakken says the results were surprising for the area. Given the amount of heat and moisture, tonnage fell a bit short, but yield was good. “We typically run a little over 200 bushels per acre and field appraisals were in the 220 bushel range,” says Bakken. “For moisture, we try to shoot for 65-to-70 percent moisture, and we were in the 60-to-65 percent range.” Next on Bakken’s list is harvest of high-moisture corn for feed. “I was hand checking the crop, which was at 25-to-30 moisture. So you add a few points and we’re right there for high moisture corn.”
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