Improving silage quality

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.contributor.author Siefers, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Huck, G.L.
dc.contributor.author Turner, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-08T21:08:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-08T21:08:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-08T21:08:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4859
dc.description.abstract Results at Kansas State University from over 200 laboratory-scale trials and 28 farm-scale trials showed that bacterial inoculants consistently improved preservation efficiency and nutritive value of the ensiled material. In contrast, anhydrous ammonia or urea decreased dry matter recovery and production per ton of crop ensiled. Economic analysis also favored the use of bacterial inoculants over nonprotein nitrogen additives. Research conducted using corn, sorghum, and alfalfa silages showed that sealing the exposed surface dramatically reduced top spoilage losses in bunker, trench, or stack silos. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 96-334-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 756 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Inoculant en_US
dc.subject Nonprotein nitrogen en_US
dc.subject Top spoilage en_US
dc.title Improving silage quality en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 64 en_US
dc.citation.spage 62 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1996 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US


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