Sudangrass, sorghum-sudan, forage sorghum, and corn silages and three protein levels for growing yearling steers



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Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station


Sudangrass, sorghum-sudan, forage sorghum, and corn silages were full-fed to yearling steers for 70-or 91-day growing periods. For both periods, steers fed corn silage outperformed steers fed any other silage. In the 70-day period silages from both sudangrass and sorghum-sudan cut at 45- and 60-inch plant heights, respectively, supported performance similar to forage sorghum silage. For both periods steers fed sorghum-sudan (dough) silage gained slowest and least efficiently.

For the 91-day period, rations containing 12.0% crude protein supported better performance than rations containing 10.5 or 9% protein and 10.5% protein rations supported better performance than 9% protein rations.


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Beef, Sudangrass, Sorghum-sudangrass, Forage sorghum, Corn silage, Protein, Steers