Livestock feed produced by acid-producing fermentation of feed stuffs. Corn silage is a common feed for dairy cattle in the United States. When made from grass or alfalafa, it often is called haylage.
Grasses, legumes and corn grown, harvested and stored as a wet roughage feed for cattle.

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  • Silage — Si lage, n. & v. Short for {Ensilage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silage — (spr. lāsch ), s. Futterbereitung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Silage — Silage,die:⇨Gärfutter …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • silage — fodder packed in a silo, 1884, alteration (probably by influence of silo) of ensilage (1881), from Fr. ensilage, from ensiler put in a silo, from Sp. ensilar (see SILO (Cf. silo)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • silage — ► NOUN ▪ green fodder that is compacted and stored in airtight conditions without first being dried, used as animal feed in the winter. ORIGIN from Spanish ensilar put into a silo …   English terms dictionary

  • silage — [sī′lij] n. [contr. (based on SILO) < ENSILAGE] green fodder preserved in a silo; ensilage …   English World dictionary

  • Silage — For the Christian Alternative band, please see Silage (band) Silage is fermented, high moisture fodder that can be fed to ruminants (cud chewing animals like cattle and sheep) [ [] ] …   Wikipedia

  • Silage — Maissilage in einem Fahrsilo Luftdichtes Einwickeln von Rundballen aus angewelk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • silage — /suy lij/, n. fodder preserved through fermentation in a silo; ensilage. [1880 85; shortening of ENSILAGE, influenced by SILO] * * * or ensilage Forage plants such as corn, legumes, and grasses that have been harvested at early maturity, finely… …   Universalium

  • Silage — Silofutter; Gärfutter * * * Si|la|ge 〈[ ʒə] f. 19; unz.〉 Sy 〈veraltet〉 Ensilage 1. Einsäuern von Futter 2. eingesäuertes Futter [Abk. <engl. ensilage „Gärfutter“; → Silo] * * * Si|la|ge [zi la:ʒə , österr. meist: …ʃ] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • SILAGE —    the name given to green fodder, vegetables, &c., stored in stacks or pits (or silos) under heavy pressure, the process being known as ensilage. The practice of thus preserving green crops for fodder dates from earliest times, but its general… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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