This one pass system reduces operations’ fuel consumption as well as limiting in-field compaction. Furthermore, all corn stover is chopped and remains clean and free from dirt and stones. Any lost kernels fall onto the windrow, and as such, bales used as fodder have an improved nutritional profile. This superfine chop system also allows the stover to release moisture more quickly to reduce the time from chopping to baling. Additional usages include as absorbent animal bedding and as a ration supplement which, when mixed with hydrated lime and water, can help to reduce the cost of fodder by up to 40% when compared to traditional corn silage.