Information Request Form
First Name (required)
Last Name (required)
Email of person submitting form (required)
Farm Owner's Name
Farm Street Address (required)
Zip Code (required)
Farm owner phone number (required)
Farm owner email address (required)
Date of ensiling (required)
Silo type (e.g. bag, bunker, tower) (required)
Date (or projected date) that this sample was collected
The ID Form must be completed and submitted to the University of Delaware for approval before a sample is sent to Cumberland Valley Analytical. You will be given a sample number to include with the sample for submission to Cumberland Valley Analytical.
Sample collection and amount:
1. Avoid collecting your sample from the very first opening of a silo as these silages tend to have been exposed to air the most and are not usually representative of the whole silo. A
representative sample from the morning feeding usually works best. The sample should be collected within a 2 hours of removal from the silo.
2. Collect a full quart-bag of wet sample (
) and place it in a plastic bag(s) (zip locks or cow sleeve, etc.). Remove as much of the air from the bag as possible by manually pressing the air out or using a food saver vacuum apparatus (if available). The sample should be kept cool (not frozen) prior to shipment. The best method to ship the sample is to have it surrounded by ice packs and in an insulated container. However, we realize this is not always feasible. minimum of 2 lb of material
3. Samples should mailed
via a next day delivery service (US Mail Express Service, UPS or Fed EX). Please check the delivery schedules as sometimes “Ground UPS Service” is sufficient to get a delivery to Cumberland Valley Analytical within a day. 301 790 1980 Prepaid UPS shipping labels are available from Cumberland Valley (contact them at ). Do not send samples on a Friday or over the weekend.
All samples will need to be approved for submission through the University of Delaware before being sent to Cumberland Valley.
When shipping you MUST Do the following:
1) minimum 2 lb of sample
2) label sample with “ID number” and “UD Flooded Corn Silage Study” (nothing else!)
3) ship to:
Cumberland Valley Analytical
14515 Industry Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Contact: Christy Wolff - Phone 301 790 1980; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts for this study:
Dr. Limin Kung, Jr., University of Delaware email@example.com
Dr. Dan Hudson, University of Vermont - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Larry Chase, Cornell University - email@example.com
Dr. Julie Smith, University of Vermont - firstname.lastname@example.org
Was this sample damaged by the hurricane? (required)
Yes (if yes, continue with survey)
(if no, go to question G)
Was this silage segregated from undamaged silage?
Degree of crop damage Answer all that apply
Degree of lodging
Plant condition at harvest
D. Silage condition at feedout 1. Abnormal appearance (e.g., dark, off color, slimy, etc.)
1. Abnormal smell (describe if possible)
E. Has this sample been fed to animals?
F. If the answer above was yes, Please describe any abnormal issues related to feedout of the silage sample. (e.g., reduced intake, lower milk fat test, etc.)
G. What % of the ration dry matter is this silage being fed at?
8. Please check a square (or squares) that best describe the additive used on your crop:
9. Other Comments