Corn Silage Surplus ?

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Corn Silage Surplus ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:03 am

Cool wet summer and continuing dairy closures have created some unloved and just dented corn here. Global warming has lengthened our falls -- but killing frost is forecasted for tonight...
Starting silage asking price is $30 to $35 per ton which seems a bit high. Old timey calculation was corn silage in field was 7x price of a bu of grain, delivered corn silage was 10x price of a bu of grain. Is there a fairer way to calculate value?
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Re: Corn Silage Surplus ?

Postby cjmc » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:47 pm

That's still a good rule. I have seen a lot of difference ways to calculate corn silage come out of land grant universities in the dairy states. Some of them can get very complex. I would do a google search for "how to price corn silage" and then if you don't find what you want also include one of the universities in the dairy states in the search to make it more specific. I did a quick google and attached the first spreadsheet I found the link is below.

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/.../Co ... or2012.xls
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Re: Corn Silage Surplus ?

Postby TexasBred » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:10 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Cool wet summer and continuing dairy closures have created some unloved and just dented corn here. Global warming has lengthened our falls -- but killing frost is forecasted for tonight...
Starting silage asking price is $30 to $35 per ton which seems a bit high. Old timey calculation was corn silage in field was 7x price of a bu of grain, delivered corn silage was 10x price of a bu of grain. Is there a fairer way to calculate value?

I'd think the calculated amount of actual grain per ton would work into the equation somewhere.
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Re: Corn Silage Surplus ?

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Local guy here gets $60 a ton delivered. not sure how many are actually buying it though.
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