Canola is a silage option

July 4, 2019 – Issue 14

Dry conditions could mean a hay shortage in parts of the Prairies. Growers with poor-looking canola crops may want to estimate the seed yield potential and weigh that against the potential feed value of the biomass.

Canola silage (on a dry matter basis) averages 12 to 14% crude protein. Total Digestible Nutrients TDN (energy) averages 55% to 60%. For more on canola silage as a feed source, listen to an Alberta Canola archived podcast with Barry Yaremcio, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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