The effect of stage of maturity on the nutritive value of smooth bromegrass and eastern gamagrass silages

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dc.contributor.author Turner, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Huck, G.L.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, S.A.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T21:10:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T21:10:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-02T21:10:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4825
dc.description.abstract Early- and late-harvested smooth bromegrass and eastern gamagrass silages and fourthcutting alfalfa silage were compared in two, 20- day voluntary intake and digestion trials. Visual appraisal and pH values indicated that all five forages were well preserved as silage. Voluntary intake tended to be higher for sheep fed bromegrass and alfalfa silages compared to those fed gamagrasssil ages. The late-harvested gamagrass silage had the lowest DM intake in both periods. Dry matter, crude protein, and neutral detergent fiber digestibilities were generally similar for the two grasses within the early- and late-harvested silages. Chemical analyses indicated that the two bromegrass silages were of nearly equal nutritive value; however, digestion trial results showed that the early-harvested silage was higher in quality than the late-harvested silage. Results of both chemical analyses and digestion trials showed that the early-harvested gamagrass silage was higher in quality than the late-harvested silage. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 783 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Grass en_US
dc.subject Smooth brome en_US
dc.subject Eastern Gama en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.title The effect of stage of maturity on the nutritive value of smooth bromegrass and eastern gamagrass silages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 88 en_US
dc.citation.spage 87 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1997 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US

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