Effect of sorghum type and harvest date on silage feeding value

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Smith, R.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Ilg, H.
dc.contributor.author Hinds, M.
dc.contributor.author Dickerson, J.
dc.contributor.author Hoover, J.
dc.contributor.author Pope, Ronald V.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-14T19:38:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-14T19:38:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6933
dc.description.abstract Five silages produced in 1982 were evaluated in two growing trials using 96 steer calves. Forage sorghum silage (heading) was assigned a feeding value of 100. Based on comparative rates and efficiencies of gain, feeding value for the grain sorghum silage averaged 107.5 in Trial 1. The non-heading forage sorghum silage had a value of 64.6 in Trial 1 but only 40.2 before freezing and 31.4 after freezing in Trial 2. The poor values for the non-heading silages were due, in part, to very low feed intakes. There was no advantage in harvesting the non-heading sorghum after a freeze. Rolling the grain sorghum silage to break 95 % of the grain did not improve its value. In Trial 2, adding alfalfa haylage to the non-heading silages did increase steer performance. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1984 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-300-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 448 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Harvest en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Value en_US
dc.title Effect of sorghum type and harvest date on silage feeding value en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 57 en_US
dc.citation.spage 53 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1984 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx


My Account


Center for the

Advancement of Digital