Effects of stage of maturity at harvest and kernel processing on the nutrient digestibility of corn silage

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dc.contributor.author Wistuba, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Whitlock, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-20T21:34:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-20T21:34:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-20T21:34:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4651
dc.description.abstract Twelve ruminally cannulated crossbred steers were used to evaluate the effects of stage of maturity and kernel processing (rolling) of whole-plant corn silage on nutrient digestibilities. The six silage rations were: 50% milkline, 80% milkline, and 7 days after-black layer (7BL) each ensiled processed (rolled) or unprocessed. Steers consuming the 80% milkline and 7BL processed rations had numerically higher DM and OM digestibilities, and all processed rations had numerically higher starch digestibilities. However, the three processed rations had numerically lower fiber digestibilities (NDF and/or ADF). Steers consuming the 80% milkline rations had numerically higher nutrient digestibilities than those fed the less or more mature silages. Yield data taken at each of the three harvests showed that whole-plant DM and grain yields increased with advancing maturity. The data indicate that harvesting at the 80% milkline stage of maturity and processing the whole-plant maximized DM yield and nutrient utilization. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-287-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 850 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Mechanically processed en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.subject Stage of maturity en_US
dc.subject Growing cattle en_US
dc.title Effects of stage of maturity at harvest and kernel processing on the nutrient digestibility of corn silage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 21 en_US
dc.citation.spage 20 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2000, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2000 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US


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