Whole sorghum grain stillage for beef cattle

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dc.contributor.author Soderlund, S.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.contributor.author Riley, Jack G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-27T14:37:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-27T14:37:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7112
dc.description.abstract Trials were conducted to evaluate the storing, handling, and feeding of whole sorghum grain stillage from a farm-scale still. Stillage varied in dry matter among batches and had to be agitated to keep solids suspended. Whole stillage kept for 10 days to 2 weeks, even during warm weather, with mold growth occurring only on the surface. However, when stillage was mixed with either grain or forage, it spoiled rapidly and required close bunk management. Although whole stillage was still palatable to cattle after 2 weeks, intakes were best when it was less than 3 days old. When whole stillage was fed freechoice, cattle could not consume enough dry matter to maintain weight. Steers fed whole stillage at 50% (as-fed basis) of a growing ration consumed more dry matter, gained faster, and were more efficient than those fed 0, 32, or 68% stillage. Feeding decanted stillage (10.5% dry matter) as a protein supplement in finishing rations gave poorer rate and efficiency of gains than did soybean meal or urea. 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 grain en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.title Whole sorghum grain stillage for beef cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1982 en_US
dc.citation.epage 47 en_US
dc.citation.spage 42 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1982, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1982 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

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