Effect of bacterial inoculants on the fermentation and preservation efficiencies and nutritive value of alfalfa silage for growing steers

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Huck, G.L.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Turner, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, S.A.
dc.contributor.author Pendergraft, J.S.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T21:10:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T21:10:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-02T21:10:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4823
dc.description.abstract Two silage bacterial inoculants from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. were evaluated using second-cutting alfalfa. The Pioneer brand 1174® inoculant and a Pioneer experimental inoculant each increased the rate and efficiency of the ensiling process in both farm-scale and laboratory-scale silos. The two inoculants increase d the DM recovery in the farm-scale silos compared to the untreated silage. Steers fed the experimental inoculant-treated silage gained faster (P<. 10) (2.56 vs. 2.37 lb per day), had a 4.0% higher DM intake, and were 4.3% more efficient than steers fed the untreated silage. The 1174-treated silage supported a numerically but not statistically better steer performance than the control silage. When the DM recovery results were combined with the feed per gain results, the silages with 1174 and experimental inoculant produced 5.3 and 10.5 lb more steer gain per ton of crop ensiled, respectively, than the control silage. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1997 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); 783 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Inoculant en_US
dc.subject Preservation en_US
dc.subject Nutritive value en_US
dc.title Effect of bacterial inoculants on the fermentation and preservation efficiencies and nutritive value of alfalfa silage for growing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 83 en_US
dc.citation.spage 81 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1997 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US


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