My Silage Smells

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Properly fermented silage should not have a strong smell because lactic acid – the main organic acid from silage fermentation – is nearly odorless, according to Progressive Forage magazine.

The diagram below with different aroma profiles goes along with an informative article at

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Different Odors of Silage

Different Smells Indicate Different Silage Issues

Here is a pdf version of the article in Progressive Forage, Issue 11, December 2018, page 33.