Effect of level of surface-spoiled silage on teh nutritive value of corn silage-based rations

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dc.contributor.author Whitlock, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.contributor.author Bolsenn, K.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-01T22:41:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-01T22:41:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6752
dc.description.abstract Twelve ruminally cannulated crossbred steers were used to determine the effect of level of surface spoilage in corn silage-based rations on dry matter (DM) intake and nutrient digestibilities. Irrigated corn was harvested at the 80% milkline stage of maturity and ensiled in pilot-scale bunker silos, which were 3 ft in depth, and a 9-ft-diameter AgBag®. After 90 days, the bunkers were sealed with a single sheet of polyethylene, and this silage was designated “spoiled”. The silage in the AgBag was designated “normal”. The four rations contained 90% silage and 10% supplement (DM basis), and the proportions of silage in the rations were: A) 100% normal; B) 75% normal: 25% spoiled; C) 50% normal: 50% spoiled; and D) 25% normal: 75% spoiled. Dry matter intake decreased in a linear manner as the proportion of spoiled silage increased from 0 to 75%. Steers consuming the normal silage ration had higher DM, organic manner, crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergent fiber digestibilities than those fed the three rations that contained spoiled silage. The addition of surface-spoiled silage also had negative associative effects on nutrient digestibilities, and the integrity of the forage mat in the rumen was destroyed partially by even the lowest level of spoiled silage. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 01-166-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 861 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.subject Spoilage en_US
dc.subject Nutritive value en_US
dc.title Effect of level of surface-spoiled silage on teh nutritive value of corn silage-based rations en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 38 en_US
dc.citation.spage 36 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

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