Effect of inoculant and enzyme additives on preservation and nutritive value of alfalfa silage

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dc.contributor.author White, J.S.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Hart, R.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:33:35Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6436
dc.description.abstract Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) inoculants and several enzyme additives were evaluated in various combinations using fifth cutting alfalfa. The field-wilted crop was characterized by a high buffer capacity (63.0 meq/100g of DM), low fermentable carbohydrate (5.4% of the DM), and a high number of indigenous LAB (over one million per g). In contrast to several previous studies, the inoculants and enzymes had very little effect on rate and efficiency of fermentation. The 90-d treated silages had similar fiber and digestibility values, compared to the control. Treated silages tended to have higher lactic acid values, but all silages had relatively high acetic acid and ethanol contents, which indicate an inefficient ensiling process. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-361-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 592 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Inoculant en_US
dc.subject Enzymes en_US
dc.title Effect of inoculant and enzyme additives on preservation and nutritive value of alfalfa silage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 109 en_US
dc.citation.spage 105 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US

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