Origin of silage
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Examples from the Web for silage
Instead, he has already cut much of it for silage to feed his cattle through the winter.Midwest Drought Forces South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers to Abandon Crops and Thin Herds
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August 5, 2012
The only floor carrier in use in dairy stables is a truck for silage.
It depends a good deal on the floor what kind of a carrier is best for silage.
To the live stock man it is of minor importance, as silage furnishes so satisfactory a substitute.
As a feed for dairy cows there can be no question of its high value, either green or as silage.
Where silage is wanted, the stubble-land can be seeded directly to wheat with good results.
- any crop harvested while green for fodder and kept succulent by partial fermentation in a siloAlso called: ensilage
C19: alteration (influenced by silo) of ensilage
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Word Origin and History for silage
"fodder packed in a silo," 1884, alteration (probably by influence of silo) of ensilage (1881), from French ensilage, from ensiler "put in a silo," from Spanish ensilar (see silo).
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