Effects of processing whole-plant corn silage on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in feedlot cattle

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dc.contributor.author Wistuba, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Turner, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Huck, G.L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T19:14:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T19:14:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-24T19:14:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4750
dc.description.abstract Sixty crossbred heifers and 12 crossbred steers were used to evaluate the effects of mechanically processing (crushing the kernels of) whole-plant corn silage on feedlot performance and nutrient digestibility. The three treatments were: preensiled processed, postensiled processed, and nonprocessed corn silages. Heifers fed the processed corn silages grew faster and were more efficient than those fed nonprocessed silage. Steers consuming the two processed silage rations had numerically higher DM, OM, NDF, and ADF digestibilities and significantly higher starch digestibilities than those fed the non- processed silage ration. These data suggest that processing whole-plant corn silage before or after ensiling has a positive effect on both rate and efficiency of gain and nutrient utilization, particularly when the kernels approach the black layer stage of maturity. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 804 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1998 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Mechanically processed en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.subject Growing cattle en_US
dc.subject Feedlot en_US
dc.title Effects of processing whole-plant corn silage on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in feedlot cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1998 en_US
dc.citation.epage 27 en_US
dc.citation.spage 25 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1998, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1998 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US


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