Whole-plant forage, grain, or nonheading sorghum silages for growing cattle

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dc.contributor.author Smith, R.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Hoover, J.
dc.contributor.author Dickerson, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T17:45:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T17:45:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6898
dc.description.abstract Three sorghum hybrid types were used to make six silages in the fall of 1983. Eight silage rations were compared using 160 steer calves in an 84-day growing trial. Using forage sorghum silage as a base (100), grain sorghum silage had a feeding value of 133, and nonheading sorghum silage 89, when evaluated for comparative rates and efficiencies of gain. Silages from concrete stave silos produced faster and more efficient steer gains than silages from Silopress® bags. Rolling the grain sorghum silages at feeding time to break 95% of the grain significantly improved steer performance. The feeding value of corn silage was not enhanced by processing. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1985 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 85-319-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 470 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.subject Grain en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.subject Growing cattle en_US
dc.title Whole-plant forage, grain, or nonheading sorghum silages for growing cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 76 en_US
dc.citation.spage 71 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1985 en_US


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