Quote Originally Posted by emmonsfarms View Post
I have 100 acres of winter cereal rye I will be cutting in mid-May for silage. It will be stored in a drive-over pile at 65 to 70% moisture. I intend to lay it down as wide as a New Holland 7450 moco will allow and then merge it back together just before the chopper gets to it. "Hay-in-a-day" is my goal but I've never tried it with rye. Should I condition it or not?
Rye makes better haylage than corn. Just remember the more moisture you have the more sugars you need in the rye to get it to turn into haylage. If you can get the rye down to the 45-55% moisture you will have less spoilage.
Spring cut rye for ryelage...to condition or not to condition?-silageguide-gifhttp://haytools.com/public_html/images/SilageGuide.pdf