Effects of rapid and delay silo filling and 1177® silage inoculant on performance of growing cattle fed corn and sorghum silages.

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Hinds, M.
dc.contributor.author Milliken, George A.
dc.contributor.author Hoover, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T19:39:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T19:39:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6936
dc.description.abstract Eight concrete stave silos (10 x 50 ft) were used in two trials to evaluate rapid (24 to 36 hr) and delay (15 days) filling, each with our without 1177® silage inoculant. Corn silage was used in Trial 1; forage sorghum in Trial 2. The delay-fill silages had a dry matter (DM) range of 34.4 to 39.9% in Trial 1 and 24.2 to 29.6% in Trial 1. All eight silages were well preserved with the four delay-fill silos having lower total fermentation acids than their rapid-fill counterparts. With corn silage, the rapid-fill silos had higher silage DM recoveries than the delay-fill silos. 1177® improved DM recovery in the rapid-fill silo but not in the delay-fill silo. With forage sorghum silage, the rapid-fill silos lost effluent which contributed to lower DM recoveries than in the delay-fill silos. 1177® improved DM recoveries with both fill procedures for the wetter sorghums. Steer performance was similar (P>.05) for all four treatments within each silage. When silage recovery and steer performance were combined, the 1177® treated silages produced more pounds of beef than their respective controls. When corn and forage sorghum silages were averaged, 1177® produced 3.3 lb more beef gain per ton of crop ensiled than uninoculated controls. 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 Silo en_US
dc.subject Silage inoculant en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.title Effects of rapid and delay silo filling and 1177® silage inoculant on performance of growing cattle fed corn and sorghum silages. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 46 en_US
dc.citation.spage 40 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1984 en_US


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