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Effect of additive on corn and oat silage preservation


W. B. Hight
D. L. Bath
W. R. Sheesley
Darrel Miller

Authors Affiliations

W. B. Hight is Farm Advisor, Madera County; D. L. Bath is Extension Dairy Nutritionist, University of California at Davis; W. R. Sheesley is Farm Advisor, Fresno County; Darrel Miller is Extension Field Assistant, Madera County. Loren F. Bennett, Senior Programmer, Animal Science Extension, U.C. Davis, compiled the data and made the statistical analyses.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(4):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n04p8. April 1975.

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Trials conducted in Madera County with corn silage and oat and vetch silage indicated that treatment with a popular silage additive resulted in no discernable differences between treated and untreated silages. The silages were analyzed for pH (acidity) and percentage of dry matter, crude protein, crude fiber, ether extract and ash. In addition, observation of the treated and untreated silages revealed no differences in color, odor, amount of seepage, and cow acceptance.
Hight W, Bath D, Sheesley W, Miller D. 1975. Effect of additive on corn and oat silage preservation. Hilgardia 29(4):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n04p8
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