Whole-plant grain sorghum silages for growing cattle

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dc.contributor.author Smith, R.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Hoover, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T15:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T15:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6827
dc.description.abstract Four trails were conducted to determine the effects of processing (rolling before feeding, with rolls set to break 95% of the kernels) and stage of maturity at harvest on the nutritive value of whole-crop grain sorghum silages for growing cattle. Rolling mid-dough silages did not improve feeding value. However, rolling at later maturity stages increased cattle gains and feed efficiencies, with the more mature, hard-grain silages giving the greatest response. Only starch digestibility was consistently affected (increased) by processing. Silage dry matter (DM) intake tended to increase, but feed efficiencies tended to decrease with advancing maturity. Neither average daily gains nor DM digestibilities were affected by stage of maturity at harvest. However, starch and crude protein (CP) digestibilities were highest for the late-dough silage in one trial and for the early-dough silage in another. Dry matter content and DM recovery from the silos increased and silage CP content decreased with advancing maturity. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1986 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-320-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 494 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Grain sorghum silage en_US
dc.subject Growing cattle en_US
dc.title Whole-plant grain sorghum silages for growing cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 129 en_US
dc.citation.spage 123 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1986, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1986 en_US


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