Whole-plant grain sorghum and inoculated corn silages in mid-lactation dairy cow diets

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.contributor.author Laytimi, A.
dc.contributor.author Dickerson, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T15:49:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T15:49:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14666
dc.description The 1989 Annual KSU Dairy Day is known as Dairy Day, 1989 en_US
dc.description.abstract Whole-plant grain sorghum silage and Silo-Best-Soluble inoculated and uninoculated control corn silages were compared in complete-mixed diets for mid-lactation dairy cows. Cows fed the inoculated corn silage yielded .6 lb and those fed the grain sorghum silage yielded 1.7 lb more fat-corrected milk than those fed the control corn silage. Fat percentage for the cows fed the grain sorghum silage was .2 units greater than for those fed the control and the inoculated corn silages. Similar percentages were obtained for milk protein and solids-not-fat. Cows fed the inoculated corn silage had the highest weight gain (+150 lb), those fed the control corn silage had intermediate gains (+132 lb), and those fed the grain sorghum silage had the lowest gains (+106 lb). We conclude that dairy farmers can derive positive responses from inoculation of corn silage and that grain sorghum silage can be substituted for corn silage in mid-lactation dairy cow diets. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-140-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 580 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Grain sorghum en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.subject Lactation en_US
dc.title Whole-plant grain sorghum and inoculated corn silages in mid-lactation dairy cow diets en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 37 en_US
dc.citation.spage 32 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1989, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1989


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