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Silage vs. Balage

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:57 -- jbd
Question: 

What is the difference between Silage and Baleage?

Answer: 

Technically, Silage is  "ensiled fodder" for ruminants (sheep and cattle), and is typically made from grasses (including corn, timothy, sorghum, orchardgrass, alfalfa, ...). However, in current non-technical usage, "silage" is frequently used to refer to corn silage; and the term "haylage" is used to distinguish corn silage from hay (or non-cereal) silage.

Balage is a form of haylage that is formed into large round bales.

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