Agronomic traits and growing cattle performance for whole-plant corn and forage and grain sorghum silages

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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 Pfaff, L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T20:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T20:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-17T20:55:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4974
dc.description.abstract Agronomic and cattle performance traits were measured for the following silages produced in 1992: irrigated Pioneer 3377 corn, ensiled with or without Biotal® silage inoculant; DeKalb 42Y grain sorghum; and Cargill 200F, Pioneer 947, DeKalb FS-5 and FS-25E, and Northrup King (NK) 300 forage sorghums. All sorghums were grown under dryland conditions. The irrigated corn had the highest whole-plant dry matter (DM) and grain yields, and NK 300 and DeKalb FS-5 had the highest whole-plant DM yields among the sorghums. NK 300 also had the highest grain yield among the sorghums; DeKalb FS-5 and FS-25E had the lowest. Steers fed the irrigated corn silages had the fastest and most efficient gains, and the late-season forage sorghum, DeKalb FS-25E, produced the slowest and least efficient gains. Inoculating the corn silage increased DM recovery, fermentation efficiency, and steer gain per ton of crop ensiled. 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 Silage en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Growing cattle en_US
dc.title Agronomic traits and growing cattle performance for whole-plant corn and forage and grain sorghum silages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1994 en_US
dc.citation.epage 77 en_US
dc.citation.spage 75 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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