NaOH and Ensila plus additives for wheat silage and alfalfa haylage for growing steers

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Nuwanyakpa, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T14:44:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T14:44:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7162
dc.description.abstract Enzyme (Ensila Plus) and alkali (NaOH) silage additives were evaluated with whole-plant wheat silages which were fed with or without alfalfa haylage (45% moisture). Steers fed NaOH silage consumed the most feed but were the least efficient. Although adding haylage increased feed intake, daily gain was not improved. Ensila Plus wheat silage was used 5.2% more efficiently than control wheat silage. NaOH increased ensiling temperatures by 5 to 80 C during the 4-week ensiling period. The amount of silage dry matter removed from the silos and fed was unusually low for all three wheat silages (77.6,79.4, and 77.1% for control, Ensila Plus, and NaOH silages, respectively). en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1981 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 394 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alkali en_US
dc.subject Ensila Plus en_US
dc.subject Wheat silage en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa silage en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.title NaOH and Ensila plus additives for wheat silage and alfalfa haylage for growing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1981 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.spage 54 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1981, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1981 en_US


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