Silo Guard II® for alfalfa, corn, and forage sorghum silages

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Hinds, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T19:33:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T19:33:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6917
dc.description.abstract In the first trial, calves fed Silo Guard II®-treated forage sorghum silage were 4.2% more efficient than those fed the control silage. Silo Guard II reduced the amount of heat produced during the ensiling process, and increased the dry matter recovered from the silo by nearly 7 percentage units (84.1 vs. 77.2%). The more efficient gain and reduced shrink loss for the treated silage gave 8.3% extra pounds of calf gain per ton of crop ensiled when compared with the control silage. In the second trial, laboratory silos were used to evaluate three levels of Silo Guard II (.5, 1.0, and 2.0 lb per ton), with each of the following crops: direct-cut alfalfa, wilted alfalfa, corn and forage sorghum. All levels of Silo Guard II improved dry matter recoveries and treated silages underwent more efficient fermentations. Adding Silo Guard II at .5 lb was not as effective as the higher application rates. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1984 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-300-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 448 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.title Silo Guard II® for alfalfa, corn, and forage sorghum silages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 34 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1984 en_US


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