The same technique as for maize chopping can be used.
Optimal harvesting range at a total dry matter content of the plant between 28 - 34 %.
The grains ripen from top to bottom; it is possible that the lower third is not yet completely ripe at harvest (at the indicated DM content).
Grains are between milk and dough ripeness.
Rule of thumb: If the stalk cracks when pressed, the dry matter content of the plant is about 25%.
Sorghum is very easy to ensile due to the high sugar content in the stalk.
Seepage losses are not to be expected even with a DM content of approx. 28% > fibrous structure of the crop.
These points are also advantageous for mixed cultivation, sorghum can bring moisture into maize silage that is too dry.