Round bale alfalfa processing method does not influence feeding or mixing characteristics in a total mixed ration

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dc.contributor.author Jones, S.Q.
dc.contributor.author Marston, T.T.
dc.contributor.author Kraus, T.J.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Waggoner, Justin W.
dc.contributor.author Breiner, Ryan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T16:41:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T16:41:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8112
dc.description.abstract Nutritionists and producers often assume that ingredients in a total mixed ration are uniformly mixed. However, many factors may affect ration homogeneity, including particle size, shape, and density and mixer discharge location. Forages are often ground prior to mixing in a total mixed ration to reduce variation in forage particle length. However, preprocessing forages while baling may facilitate particle length reduction and eliminate the need to grind forages prior to mixing. Objectives of this study were to determine the effects of forage processing method on uniformity and particle length of the total mixed ration at different discharge locations throughout mixing. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2010 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 10-170-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1029 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2010 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 2010 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Total mixed ration en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.title Round bale alfalfa processing method does not influence feeding or mixing characteristics in a total mixed ration en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.epage 51 en_US
dc.citation.spage 47 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2010, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 2010 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jwaggon en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rbreiner en_US

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