Comparison of conventional and laboratory-scale alfalfa hay bales in small haystacks

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dc.contributor.author Coblentz, W.K.
dc.contributor.author Fritz, J.O.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T17:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T17:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-05T17:53:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6253
dc.description.abstract A system for making laboratory-scale alfalfa hay bales was evaluated in two trials. In the first, conventional rectangular and laboratory-scale bales were made at each of seven different combinations of moisture and density. Laboratory bales were incubated between two parent conventional bales of identical moisture content and bale density. Laboratory bales remained different (P<.05) from parent conventional bales for most temperature-related storage traits. Agreement between bale types was better for most quality traits. To achieve closer agreement between bale types, a second experiment was conducted in which the laboratory bales were made at 1.0, 1.3, 1.6, and 2.0 times the density of the conventional bales. Agreement improved between laboratory bales of higher densities and conventional bales for most temperature traits. High-density laboratory bales had significantly greater acid detergent insoluble nitrogen values than conventional bales, particularly at the highest moisture level. These results implicate bale density as an important factor in heat damage to proteins in alfalfa hay. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1993 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 678 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Hay en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Bale en_US
dc.subject Protein en_US
dc.subject Density en_US
dc.title Comparison of conventional and laboratory-scale alfalfa hay bales in small haystacks en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 38 en_US
dc.citation.spage 34 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1993, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1993 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid agrojof en_US


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