Yield, chemical composition, and feeding value of winter cereal silages and hays: A 3 year study

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dc.contributor.author Azimi, S.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Laytimi, A.
dc.contributor.author Esmail, S.H.M.
dc.contributor.author Hoover, J.
dc.contributor.author Ye, Q.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-01T22:13:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-01T22:13:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6709
dc.description.abstract Three trials were conducted to compare silage and hay yields and feeding values of winter cereal foraged harvested in the boot and dough stages of maturity. Included were triticale; common rye; Kanby barley; and Centurk, Arkan, and Bounty 205 wheats. As expected, forage dry matter (DM) yields were higher at the dough stage then boot stage, and silage yields tended to be higher than those for hay. In Trials 2 and 3 (1986-87), barley and rye forage yields were lower than wheat yields. In all three years, wet weather conditions made hay-making difficult. In Trial 1, cattle performance from dough stage wheat (Centurk) and triticale, both silages and hays, was very poor, with daily gains from .9 to 1.2 lb and DM intakes below 2.0% of body weight. Triticale and Centurk wheat forages were high in fiber, and their dough silages had low intakes and digestibilities. Digestion trial results indicated that Arkan and Bounty wheats, Kanby barley, and rye generally had higher feeding values at the boot stage than at the dough stage, and that how well the silage or hay was preserved was a major factor influencing final feeding values. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-363-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 539 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Yield en_US
dc.subject Feed value en_US
dc.subject Chemical composition en_US
dc.subject Cereal silages en_US
dc.subject Hay en_US
dc.title Yield, chemical composition, and feeding value of winter cereal silages and hays: A 3 year study en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 198 en_US
dc.citation.spage 190 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1988, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1988 en_US

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