Effects of Sila-bac and Silo Guard on alfalfa silage quality and corn supplementation on steer performance

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Hinds, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T14:44:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T14:44:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7166
dc.description.abstract Inoculant (Sila-bac) and enzyme (Silo Guard) silage additives were evaluated with first-cutting alfalfa silage. Control and treated silages were made in 50-ton concrete stave silos and three types of experimental silos (nylon bags buried in the stave silos, 5-ga11on plastic containers, and 55-gallon metal drums). Each silage from the stave silos was full-fed to 16 steers in individual pens. Half the steers received 2 lbs. of supplement; the other half received supplement + 2 lbs. of cracked corn. Steers fed Sila-bac and Silo Guard silages performed slightly better than those fed control silage. Adding cracked corn improved rate of gain (.37 lb./day) and feed efficiency (.71 lb. less DM/lb. of gain). Each 1.0 lb. of extra gain required 5.5 lbs. of air-dry corn. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1981 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 394 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Sila-bec en_US
dc.subject Silo Guard en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa silage quality en_US
dc.subject Corn supplementation en_US
dc.subject Steer performance en_US
dc.title Effects of Sila-bac and Silo Guard on alfalfa silage quality and corn supplementation on steer performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1981 en_US
dc.citation.epage 78 en_US
dc.citation.spage 71 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1981, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1981 en_US

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