Use of agronomic conditions, genetics, and processing to improve utilization of sorghum grain

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dc.contributor.author Bramel-Cox, P.J.
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Joe D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T19:34:29Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-08T19:34:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3525
dc.description.abstract Sorghum grain is an extremely important crop to both farmers and livestock feeders in the High-Plains states (e.g., from Nebraska to Texas). Kansas leads the nation in sorghum production, and as should be expected, Kansas State University has a long history of research to improve the utilization and marketability of this versatile and hardy crop. This paper is a synopsis of current research at KSU and other universities concerning production and use of sorghum grain for feeding swine. Topics addressed include the relatively small loss in nutritional value (4 to 11 %) as test weight decreases from 55 to 35 lb/bu compared to the extreme discounts experienced by farmers trying to market light grain. Also, an experiment to quantitate yield of utilizable nutrients from com and sorghum was conducted to determine the relative merits of these grain sources when grown with different irrigation and N application strategies. Finally, sorghum parent lines have been identified with improved digestibility, and alternative milling procedures (e.g., fine-grinding and extrusion) have been identified that should greatly improve the competitiveness of sorghum grain as a feedstuff of choice for swine diets. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1991 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 92-193-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 641 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Sorghum grain en_US
dc.subject Irrigation en_US
dc.subject N application en_US
dc.subject Genotype en_US
dc.subject Process en_US
dc.subject GF en_US
dc.subject Starter en_US
dc.title Use of agronomic conditions, genetics, and processing to improve utilization of sorghum grain en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1991 en_US
dc.citation.epage 15 en_US
dc.citation.spage 10 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 21. 1991 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhancock en_US

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