This last week Nathan and the guys have been busy doing "earlage" with the chopper. They took off the chopping header and put on the combine header and an earlage attachment. When chopping, the stalks are cut off at the bottom and everything is chopped into little pieces. When doing earlage, the combine header pulls the cobs only off the stalks and chops the cobs into little pieces. This way it is mostly grain and it does not have to go to a roller mill to be milled.