Top spoilage losses in horizontal silos in western Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Dickerson, J.T.
dc.contributor.author Ashbell, G.
dc.contributor.author Pfaff, L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.contributor.author Bradford, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Smith, R.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T19:38:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T19:38:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6403
dc.description.abstract The top 3 feet from 30 horizontal silos was sampled at three depths to determine top spoilage losses, using ash content as an internal marker. When compared to face samples, corn and forage sorghum silages exhibited similar additional organic matter (OM) losses in the top 18 inches. In the top 18 inches, covering silage reduced spoilage losses of OM from 41 to 27 percentage units compared to uncovered counterparts. Covering corn silage reduced spoilage losses of OM from 49 to 31 and 9 to 1 percentage units in the top and second 18 inches, respectively. Similar reductions in OM losses from covering were observed in the forage sorghum silages. Although spoilage losses observed in covered silages appear high, covering silage stored in horizontal silos greatly reduced the estimated storage losses in the top 3 feet. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1991 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 91-355-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 623 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.subject Top spoilage en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Horizontal silos en_US
dc.title Top spoilage losses in horizontal silos in western Kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1991 en_US
dc.citation.epage 74 en_US
dc.citation.spage 71 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1991, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1991 en_US


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