Relating quality changes to storage time for baled alfalfa

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dc.contributor.author Coblentz, W.K.
dc.contributor.author Fritz, J.O.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T20:06:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T20:06:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T20:06:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4924
dc.description.abstract The relationships between storage time and several chemical indices for forage quality were established for alfalfa hay baled at two moisture levels (29.9 and 19.7%) in conventional and laboratory bale s made at 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 times the density o f parent, conventional bales. Bales were sampled after 0, 4, 11, 22, and 60 days. For the high-moisture bales, most quality indices indicated substantial nutrient loss early in the storage period, particularly between days 4 and 11, with little change after 22 days. A nonlinear mathematical model was constructed to describe how neutral detergent fiber and several other quality indices changed with storage time. Acid detergent fiber was related poorly to storage time. Little change occurred in the low (19.7%) moisture bales. 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 Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Bale density en_US
dc.subject Hay en_US
dc.subject Laboratory bales en_US
dc.subject Storage en_US
dc.title Relating quality changes to storage time for baled alfalfa en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1995 en_US
dc.citation.epage 72 en_US
dc.citation.spage 70 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1995, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1995 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid agrojof en_US


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