Top spoilage losses for corn and forage sorghum silages stored in bunker silos

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dc.contributor.author Holthaus, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Dalke, B.S.
dc.contributor.author Pfaff, L.
dc.contributor.author Boyer, John E.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Young, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T20:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T20:05:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T20:05:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4921
dc.description.abstract Corn and forage sorghum silages were stored in small bunker silos for 180 days. Dry matter (DM) and organic matter (OM) losses, fermentation characteristics , in-situ DM digestibility, and temperatures were measured at 10, 20, and 30 inches from the original silage surface. Sealing the exposed surface increased DM and OM recoveries and improved fermentation quality and nutritive value in both crops, regardless of depth. The unsealed corn silages were much hotter within the top 3 ft than sealed silages, indicating aerobic losses. As expected , the unsealed silages from both crops deteriorated severely i n the top 20 inches. Placing a roof over the unsealed silos increased the silage DM content at all three depths, but did not consistently improve the storage efficiency or silage quality of either crop. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1995 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 95-357-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 727 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Top spoilage en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.title Top spoilage losses for corn and forage sorghum silages stored in bunker silos en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1995 en_US
dc.citation.epage 65 en_US
dc.citation.spage 63 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1995, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1995 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid boyer en_US


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