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Silage Oats

CDC Haymaker Oats - harvest early at the flowering to early dough stage. 

Haymaker oats are a forage variety specifically bred for the following traits:

  • Has a high protein content

  • Is a low lignin variety which enhances digestibility

  • Big biomass advantage compared to normal milling varieties

  • Huge leaves and thick stem deliver substantial forage 

  • Excellent in pea/oat blend 



Look beyond the plastic wrap - Reasons to feed silage bales to ruminants.

  • harvest at flowering stage to maximize water soluble carbohydrates (% WSC)

  • By chopping the forage in 4” chop, the livestock are able to optimize bite size 

  • Chopping and ensiling the forage in bale form creates a pre-ruminated feed source allowing for a superior feed product by enhancing digestibility, palatability and protein content

  • Chopping the feed allows for a superior bale along with wrapping it in 6 layers of stretched plastic reduces waste, and bale spoilage

  • The forage is harvest in a manner which reduces the risk of weather lowering the quality of feed or leaf shatter, as the moisture level is optimally at the 45-55% range.


Our oats are grown on a variable rate fertility program to insure an even crop from corner to corner. This prevents lodging in the crop that can reduce feed quality and can reduce nitrate accumulation in low spots due to over application of nitrogen. We also take pride in providing a product grown with sound agronomics to reduce weed and plant disease in the crop.


Always compare forages on a dry matter basis, when evaluating dry versus wet feed.   In 2019, we found the crude protein 4% higher in the wet bale verse the dry bale.  


Click on this link below to read a great article regarding the benefits of utilizing silage bales.


Always have time for a chat or enthusiastic conversation regarding your forage needs.

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