Effect of grain content on the nutritive value of whole-plant grain sorghum silage

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dc.contributor.author Dalke, B.S.
dc.contributor.author Sonon, R.N. Jr.
dc.contributor.author Holthaus, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-08T21:08:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-08T21:08:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-08T21:08:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4860
dc.description.abstract This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of grain content on the nutritive value of whole-plant grain sorghum silage. Silage dry matter (DM), organic matter (OM), and crude protein (CP) contents increased with increasing levels of grain in the reconstituted, whole-plant silages, whereas neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent fiber (ADF) contents decreased as the level of grain increased from 0 to 48%. When fed to sheep (used as a model), voluntary DM intake and DM and OM digestibilities increased in a linear manner, whereas ADF digestibility decreased with increasing level of grain. Crude protein and NDF digestibilities responded in a quadratic fashion to increasing grain content. These results suggest that the optimum level of grain in whole-plant grain sorghum silage is at least 48% of the DM in a high silage-based ration. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 96-334-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 756 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Grain sorghum en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Silage grain content en_US
dc.subject Silage nutritive value en_US
dc.title Effect of grain content on the nutritive value of whole-plant grain sorghum silage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 67 en_US
dc.citation.spage 65 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1996 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US

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