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ensilage

[en-suh-lij] /ˈɛn sə lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the preservation of green fodder in a silo or pit.
2.
fodder preserved.
verb (used with object), ensilaged, ensilaging.
3.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French; see ensile, -age
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Examples for ensilage
  • Train workers to recognize signs of gas that may be present during the ensilage period.
  • The co-ensilage ration is especially attractive if farmers are able to get this discount when silage harvest was occurring.
  • Generally, one week is needed on standing plants, and about three weeks on ensilage.
  • Splendid ensilage is made from corn planted in such a manner.
  • ensilage performance of sorghum hybrids varying in extractable sugars.
  • The ensilage is then mixed with cooked grain by automated equipment and fed to the cattle by specially designed trucks.
British Dictionary definitions for ensilage

ensilage

/ˈɛnsɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the process of ensiling green fodder
2.
a less common name for silage
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