Selecting Species and Varieties
What plants make good silage?
Warm and cool season grasses make excellent silage. Legumes generally can be made into good silage as well, but any forage with a very high nitrogen content can alter the ensiling process and cause the product to be less palatable to livestock.
Warm season grasses: (Corn / Sorghum/sudangrass, etc.)
Cool-season grasses: (perennial ryegrass / orchardgrass / tall fescue, etc.)
Legume species: (alfalfa and others)
How do you ensure success?
What are the causes and how do I avoid it?
What should I be aware of before I make silage?
How do you test for high quality silage?
Alberta Government - Evaluating Silage Quality
Marketing and Sales
How much is silage worth?