- Palatability increases daily feed intake (may help minimize effects of heat stress on intake).
- High-quality greenchop can replace high-cost feeds typically used in ration.
- Decreased forage losses (compared to grazing, haying, or harvesting for silage).
- Intensively managed forage removes more nutrients from the soil; improves nutrient balance.
However, greenchopping may not be a good option for every dairy. A successful greenchopping program requires a daily commitment to intensively manage forages, designated equipment to harvest/transport greenchop on a daily basis, continuous forage monitoring, and daily ration adjustments for greenchop moisture levels.