Forage sorghum silage and summer annual silage and hays for growing steers and heifers

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Nuwanyakpa, M.
dc.contributor.author Posler, Gerry L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-27T14:10:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-27T14:10:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7093
dc.description.abstract Sorghum-Sudan hay and silage and sudangrass hay were compared with forage sorghum silage in an 80-day growing trial involving 60 calves. Calves fed forage sorghum gained 14% faster than those fed sudangrass hay (P<.05). Calves fed either of the two silages consumed less feed (P<.05) but were more efficient (P<.05) than those fed either of the two hays. This and two previous trials indicate that early-harvested summer annual silages and hays produce similar rates of gain but that silages are used 10 to 20% more efficiently by growing cattle. These forages have 75 to 90% of the relative feeding value of average-quality forage sorghum silage. With crude protein content of 12 to 15%, our summer annuals required little, if any, supplemental protein. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1982 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 413 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.subject Hay en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.title Forage sorghum silage and summer annual silage and hays for growing steers and heifers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1982 en_US
dc.citation.epage 28 en_US
dc.citation.spage 26 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1982, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1982 en_US


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