Maize Silage Ups Dry Intake

Allison, Richard
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p40
Trade Publication
Feeding maize silage can increase dry matter (DM) intakes of continental cross beef cattle, compared with grass silage, however, liveweight gain remains similar, according to a research in Northern Ireland Richard Kirkland of the Agricultural Research Institute, in May 2003. Researchers concluded that cattle were fed 13% more DM on the maize silage diet. However, it was difficult to justify feeding maize silage to boost animal performance.


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