A comparison of alfalfa silage and alfalfa hay for wintering heifer calves.

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dc.contributor.author Cathcart, R.B.
dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Baker, F.H.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, D.
dc.contributor.author Cox, R.F.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-04T22:25:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-04T22:25:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13284
dc.description.abstract Forty Texas Hereford heifer calves averaging 360 pounds each were divided into four lots of 10 head each. The feeding test was conducted from December 17, 1953, to April 8. 1954, or 113 days. The alfalfa silage and hay were made from first-cutting feed in the same field, when it was approaching one-half bloom. One lot of silage was preserved with cornmeal at the rate of 150 pounds per ton of green forage. The other silage was made without preservative. Both silages were field-chopped and hauled immediately to the silos. The first feeding plan was to add concentrates to the roughages at the same rate as the corn in the alfalfa-cornmeal silage. However since consumption and gains of all the calves were so unsatisfactory at the end of 29 days of feeding, the plan was altered so that all groups were fed concentrates at the rate of 4 pounds per head daily, allowance being made in Lot 3 for the corn contained in the silage. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1953-1954 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 308 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa silage en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa hay en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.title A comparison of alfalfa silage and alfalfa hay for wintering heifer calves. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1954 en_US
dc.citation.epage 16 en_US
dc.citation.spage 15 en_US
dc.description.conference 41st Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 1, 1954 en_US

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