## How do you price Earlage?

Typically, earlage is priced off corn grain based upon their relative energy values (Table 1)….

1. Calculate price delivered to feedbunk: 0.90 x No 2 corn/bu = 0.90 x 7.50 = \$6.75/bu on a 15% moisture/85% dry matter basis since No.
2. Convert to 38% moisture/68% dry matter on \$/ton basis if that is how loads will be measured:

What is the difference between Earlage and silage?

Earlage is higher in energy than corn silage with similar protein content, but it has lower energy than dry or high-moisture corn grain (Table 1). Earlage works well in a variety of cattle diets, including growing and finishing diets for beef cattle and feed for lactating dairy cows.

### What is the difference between Earlage and Snaplage?

Technically, earlage includes only grain and cob and is har- vested with a combine adjusted to retain the cob portion after going through the rotor or shelling part of the combine. Snaplage is the harvest of whole ears including husks, shanks, cob and some leaves.

How do you convert silage tons to bushels?

Each 7.5 bushels of corn will yield about one ton of silage. As yields continue to increase, you will see up to eight bushels of grain per ton of silage.

## How do you price high-moisture corn?

“If the buyer and seller agree on this method of adjusting for the excess moisture, they can determine the value of the 1,000 pounds of high-moisture corn by multiplying the cash price per bushel of corn on that day by the equivalent bushels of 15.5% moisture corn in the load,” says Fanning.

How much is ear corn a bushel?

An 8-inch ear of corn contains about 0.50 lb equivalent of shelled corn grain; therefore, 112 8-inch ears would equal 1 bushel (1 bushel = 56 pounds).

### What is Snaplage?

Snaplage is generally understood to be the entire ear of corn (husk, cob, grain, and part of the shank). Snaplage is harvested by a silage harvester with a snapper head and a kernel processor. Earlage is similar to snaplage but it generally does not include the husk and has very little of the shank.

How do you calculate yield of silage?

The weight of the plants divided by 2 will provide the estimated silage yield. Example: The plants from 17 feet, 5 inches with a 30″ row spacing weigh 40lbs. This gives an estimated yield of 20 tons per acre (40/2). If the plant dry matter was 35%, then the calculated dry matter yield per acre would be 7 (20 • 0.35).

## How much is a ton of silage?

Corn Silage Packed in the Silo The 2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates survey showed a most common rate of \$10 per ton. At \$22.95 per ton plus \$10 per ton for harvesting, hauling and packing equals \$32.95 per ton in the silo. When \$2 per ton is added for storage expense the price per ton is \$34.95.

How many pounds are in a bushel of high moisture corn?

A bushel of ear corn at 25 percent moisture weighs 81.25 pounds From the shelled corn column, we see that shelled corn at 25 percent moisture weighs 63.45 pounds per bushel.

### What is considered high moisture corn?

What is High-moisture Corn? High-moisture corn refers to corn harvested at 24 percent or greater moisture, stored and allowed to ferment in a silo or other storage structure, and used as feed for livestock.