Inoculant and urea-molasses additives for forage sorghum silage

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dc.contributor.author Hinds, M.
dc.contributor.author Brethour, J.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T13:45:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T13:45:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6974
dc.description.abstract Inoculant (1177 in one trial) and non-protein nitrogen (LSA-100 in two trials) silage additives were evaluated with whole-plant forage sorghum silage. Steers fed LSA-100 silage gained faster than steers fed control silage supplemented with soybean meal (4.8% in trial 1; 12% in trial 2). Feed conversion was improved 11% in trial 1 and was similar to the control silage in trial 2. Silage inoculated with 1177 supported rates and efficiencies of gain similar to the control silage. Of the nitrogen added from LSA-100, 90.9% in trial 1 and 86.2% in trial 2 was recovered from the concrete stave silos. Dry matter recoveries averaged 6.0 percentage units less for LSA-100 silages than controls, however 1177 increased recovery by 2.65 units. In general, silage from the bottom half of each silo was far more stable in air than that from the top half. The additives did not consistently affect aerobic stability. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1983 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 427 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Inoculant en_US
dc.subject Urea-molasses en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.title Inoculant and urea-molasses additives for forage sorghum silage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1983 en_US
dc.citation.epage 38 en_US
dc.citation.spage 31 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1983 en_US


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