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Effect of microbial inoculants on the nutritive value of corn silage for lactating dairy cows.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8132883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of microbial inoculation on the composition and nutritive value of corn silage for lactating cows. In Experiment 1, forage was untreated or treated at ensiling with Pioneer 1174 or Ecosyl silage inoculants. Forage was offered for free choice consumption, and concentrate was fed by a computerized feeder. Treatment with 1174 inoculant had little effect on silage composition and no effect on cow performance. Silage treated with Ecosyl inoculant had greater lactic acid content, but also greater acetic acid and ammonia N contents. Production of 3.5% FCM was greatest from cows fed silage treated with Ecosyl. In Experiment 2, silage was untreated or treated with Ecosyl and fed in a TMR. Inoculation had no effect on silage composition but increased 3.5% FCM production and DMI as length of time on treatment increased. Microbial inoculation can improve the nutritive value of corn silage for lactating cows even if changes in fermentation end products are minimal.
L Kung; J H Chen; E M Kreck; K Knutsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-21     Completed Date:  1994-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3763-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Science and Agricultural Biochemistry, College of Agricultural Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark 19717-1303.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / metabolism*
Body Weight
Cattle / physiology*
Enterococcus faecium
Lactates / biosynthesis
Lactation / physiology*
Lactic Acid
Lactobacillus / metabolism
Nutritive Value*
Zea mays*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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