Ensila Plus and Cold-flo additives for corn silage

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T14:44:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T14:44:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7163
dc.description.abstract Enzyme (Ensila Plus) and non-protein nitrogen (Cold-flo) silage additives were evaluated with whole-plant corn silage. Cold-flo increased ensiling temperatures 6 to 80 F during the first week. Growing steers fed Ensila Plus, Cold-flo, or control + SBM silage rations had similar performances, and better than steers fed a control + urea ration. Cold-flo corn silage was more stable in air than control or Ensila Plus silages. No heating or molding was observed in Cold-flo silage after 28 days of air exposure; control silage heated after 10 days; Ensila Plus after 8 days. Dry matter removed from the silos and fed was similar for control (93.3%) and Ensila Plus (94.1%) silages, but only 88.55% of the Cold-flo silage was removed and fed. When fermentation, storage, and feedout losses were combined with steer performance, one ton of control silage (supplemented with SBM) produced 2.1 lbs. more gain than one ton of Ensila Plus silage (93.7 vs. 91.6 lbs.) and 9.5 lbs. more gain than one ton of Cold-flo silage (93.7 vs. 84.2 lbs.). Control silage supplemented with urea produced 85.8 lbs. of gain per ton. 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 Ensila plus en_US
dc.subject Cold-flo additives en_US
dc.subject Corn silage en_US
dc.title Ensila Plus and Cold-flo additives for corn silage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1981 en_US
dc.citation.epage 64 en_US
dc.citation.spage 59 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1981, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1981 en_US

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