Additive-treated corn silage, harvestore cornlage, and sodium bicarbonate supplement for yearling steers

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dc.description.abstract Steers fed Silo Guard II® treated corn silage gained 3.5% faster and were 8.3% more efficient than those fed the control silage. Cornlage (54% dry matter corn silage in an oxygen-limiting structure) produced numerically slower and less efficient gains than either treated or untreated silage, but differences in silages were not statistically significant. Steers fed sodium bicarbonate throughout the trial consumed 8.5% more silage, gained 14% faster (P<.05), and were 3% more efficient than those not fed bicarbonate; performance of steer fed bicarbonate for the first half of the trial was intermediate. Steers fed cornlage had a higher rumen fluid acetate:propionate ratio (P<.05) than those fed the control or Silo Guard II silages but there were no significant differences due to bicarbonate in rumen fluid volatile fatty acids. Silage DM recoveries and aerobic stabilities were similar for the control and Silo Guard II silages. Cornlage was less stable in air than the other two silages. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1983 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 427 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.subject Cornlage en_US
dc.subject Sodium bicarbonate en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.title Additive-treated corn silage, harvestore cornlage, and sodium bicarbonate supplement for yearling steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1983 en_US
dc.citation.epage 57 en_US
dc.citation.spage 53 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1983 en_US

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