Search National Agricultural Library Digital Collections

NALDC Record Details:

Intake and digestibility by sheep, and in-situ disappearance in cannulated cows, and chemical composition of crabgrass hayed at two moisture concentrations and treated with a non-viable lactobacillus-lactic acid additive

Permanent URL:
Download [PDF File]
Crabgrass (Digitaria ciliaris [Retz.] Koel.) is a high-quality warm-season annual that can be used as hay, but field curing time may be lengthy compared with other forages. A 1.6-ha field of common crabgrass was divided into 12 plots (8.25 m × 50 m) that were used in a randomized complete block design with a 2 × 2 factorial treatment arrangement to determine the effects of a non-viable Lactobacillus–lactic acid additive and moisture concentration at baling on heating characteristics and pre- and post-storage chemical composition. Half of the plots within each block were treated with 0.081 ml/mg dry matter (DM) of a solution containing 110 g lactic acid/kg and non-viable Lactobacillus acidophilus at the time of mowing (T) and half were not treated (U). Within T and U plots, half were baled in small square bales at 163 g moisture/kg DM (L) and half at 251 g moisture/kg DM (H) of moisture. Six bales per plot were selected at random, weighed, and stored in separate insulated 6-bale stacks. Core samples were taken from 3 bales initially and 3 bales post-storage. Initial bale moisture concentrations were greater (P
J. D. Caldwell , D. Philipp , K. P. Coffey , L. A. Hardin , A. E. Bass
Digitaria ciliaris , Lactobacillus acidophilus , cannulas , cows , digestibility , dry matter intake , forage composition , grass hay , lactic acid , mowing , neutral detergent fiber , sampling , sheep , spraying , water content
Animal feed science and technology 2013 11 15 v.186
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.