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

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dc.contributor.author Sonon, R.N. Jr.
dc.contributor.author Dalke, B.S.
dc.contributor.author Holthaus, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Pfaff, L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T20:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T20:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-17T20:55:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4973
dc.description.abstract This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of grain content on the nutritive value of corn silage. Whole-plant silage dry matter (DM) increased, whereas neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent fiber (ADF) contents decreased as the level of grain increased from 0 to 65% in the reconstituted, whole-plant, corn silages. Using sheep as a model, voluntary DM intake and DM and organic matter (OM) digestibility increased, but crude protein (CP) and ADF digestibilities decreased linearly as grain content increased from 0 to 52.5%. Our results indicate that the optimum level of grain in whole-plant corn silage to maximize the nutritive value of a high silage-based ration was about 52.5%. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1994 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-373-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 704 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Grain content en_US
dc.subject Nutritive value en_US
dc.title Effect of grain content on the nutritive value of whole-plant corn silage en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 1994 en_US
dc.citation.epage 74 en_US
dc.citation.spage 71 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1994, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1994 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US

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