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Silage Agronomy


RATION CHOICE™ CORN SILAGE HYBRIDS (RCH)

At Legacy Seeds we believe in offering choices to corn silage and dairy producers that meet the needs of their dairy or livestock operation. Our RATION CHOICE™ CORN SILAGE SYSTEM allows you, as the producer, to choose which silage system works best for your farm. Our corn silage product portfolio gives you the opportunity to choose from our Ration Choice™ Flexible Acre (RCFA) hybrids,  Ration Choice™ HD® (RCHD)  hybrids and our Ration Choice™ HD®  Plus (RCHD+) hybrids.


RATION CHOICE™  FLEXIBLE ACRE HYBRIDS (FA)

RCFA corn silage hybrids offer many benefits to the corn silage producer. If you need to have more acre flexibility at harvest time, RCFA hybrids can be the right choice. RCFA hybrids have been tested and will consist of proven genetics with strong agronomics, high starch content, and high forage yields. RCFA hybrids usually work best in 50:50 corn silage / alfalfa  rations and where alfalfa is greater than 60% of the forage diet for dairy cattle.


RATION CHOICE™ HD®  (RCHD) HYBRIDS

RCHD corn silage hybrids offer more digestible tonnage per acre than typical dual-purpose hybrids. RCHD hybrids are bred specifically for corn silage and high moisture shelled corn production. There are many benefits to using RCHD silage hybrids: improved dry matter intake, high fiber and starch digestibility, improved herd health, improved milk components, high forage yields, and ration flexibility. RCHD hybrids are best utilized in dairy rations where corn silage makes up greater than 60% of the forage diet, or in an alfalfa diet where RFQ levels are greater than 160.

 


RATION CHOICE™ HD® PLUS (RCHD+) HYBRIDS

RCHD+ corn silage hybrids offer some of the same qualities as our RCHD hybrids from tonnage to fiber digestibility. RCHD+ hybrids are bred for corn silage and high moisture corn specifically. RCHD+ hybrids promote improved dry matter intake, high fiber and starch digestibility, improved herd health, improved milk components, high forage  yields, and ration flexibility. RCHD+ hybrids will produce ears and kernels that will boost starch digestibility which translates into more milk. RCHD+ hybrids are also best utilized in dairy rations where corn silage makes up greater than 60% of the forage diet, or in an alfalfa diet where RFQ levels are greater than 160.

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