Losses from top spoilage in horizontal silos

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dc.contributor.author Holthaus, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.contributor.author Pfaff, L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T20:04:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T20:04:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T20:04:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4920
dc.description.abstract The top 3 ft of silage from 127 horizontal silos was sampled at three locations across the width of the silo during a 4-year period (1990 through 1993). Ninety-six percent of the silages were either corn or forage sorghum, and only 18 percent of the silos were sealed with polyethylene sheeting . Losses of organic matter (OM) from spoilage were estimated by using ash content as an internal marker. Sealing silos dramatically reduced the estimated spoilage losses in the top 3 ft. All silages had greater estimated spoilage losses in the top 18 inches in 1991 and 1993 than 1990 and 1992. Sealing reduced spoilage losses of OM in the to p 18 inches by 16, 37, 19, and 36 percentage units in 1990 through 1993, respectively , and in the second 18 inches by 4, 13, 3, and 7 percentage units. Dry matter (DM) contents were lower for forage sorghum silages in the top 18 inches than for corn silages in the first 3 years, and i n all 4 years, DM contents for sealed silages were lower than those for unsealed silages. Silage had higher pH values in the top 1 8 inches than in the second 18 inches. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1995 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 95-357-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 727 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.subject Top spoilage en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Bunker en_US
dc.subject Trench en_US
dc.title Losses from top spoilage in horizontal silos en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1995 en_US
dc.citation.epage 62 en_US
dc.citation.spage 59 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1995, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1995 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US

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