It’s the Combination: Scientific Data Review of the First Corn Silage to Bring Together Fiber and Starch Digestibility
Grant, R. J.; Remick, E. M.; Fredin, S. M.; Cotanch, K. W.; Dann, H. M.; Ballard, C. S.; Brouillette, J. P.
A recent study compared a newly developed brown midrib 3 corn silage with floury endosperm to a conventional corn silage and a brown midrib 3 corn silage for high-producing Holstein cows. The combination of greater rumen fiber and starch fermentability of the new hybrid resulted in greater efficiency of solids-corrected milk production and milk nitrogen efficiency compared with the brown midrib and conventional hybrids.
This information was presented at the 2017 Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, organized by the Department of Animal Science In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/extension-outreach/adult-extension/dairy-management/order-proceedings-resources.
brown midrib; floury endosperm; corn silage; dairy cattle