Grass or other crops that have been cut, allowed to wilt but not completely dry out, and are then preserved in plastic wrapping or in a large mound or pit (called a clamp) from which all air is excluded. Silage is fed to livestock through the winter when fresh grass is not available. See our Stock and Crops pages for more details.
Green forage, such as grass or clover, or fodder, such as field corn or sorghum, that is chopped into a silo, where it is packed or compressed to exclude air and undergoes an acid fermentation (lactic and acetic acids) that retards spoilage.
(animal science) A crop that has been preserved in a moist, succulent condition by partial fermentation in a tight container (silo) above or below ground. The chief crops stored in this way are corn (the whole plant), sorghum, and various legumes and grasses. The main use of silage is in cattle feed.
A crop, such as corn and sorghum or other green crops with sufficient moisture, that has been preserved by partial fermentation in a silo, pit, stack, plastic bag or wrap for animal feed. Usually chopped. Often called "hay crop silage" or "haylage" when made from forage crops such as hay or alfalfa. Also referred to as ensilage and baleage.
A feed prepared by chopping green forage (e.g. grass, legumes, field corn) and placing the material in a structure or container designed to exclude air. The material then undergoes fermentation, retarding spoilage. Silage has a water content of between 60 and 80%.
Prepared by chopping green forage (grass, legumes, field corn, etc) into an airtight chamber, where it is compressed to exclude air and undergoes an acid fermentation that retards spoilage. Silage contains about 65 percent moisture.
Silage is fermented, high-moisture forage to be fed to ruminants, cud-chewing animals like cattle and sheep. It is fermented and stored in a storage silo, a process called ensilage. Silage is most often made from grass crops, including corn (maize) or sorghum.
While more commonly being known as an agricultural fertilizer, Silage is also the name of a Christian alternative band formed in the 1990s out of Grass Valley, California."http://web.archive.org/web/19980215115244/www.sublimerecords.com/silgebio.html Silage Bio". Published by Sub*Lime Records, available through the Internet Archive. Retrieved Feb. 01, 2007.