Location: Plant Science ResearchTitle: Lamb and cow performance when fed corn silage that has reduced ferulate cross linking Author
|Jung, Hans Joachim|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/4/2010
Publication Date: 11/17/2010
Citation: Jung, H.G., Mertens, D.R., Phillips, R.L. 2010. Lamb and cow performance when fed corn silage that has reduced ferulate cross linking [abstract]. In: 2010 Minnesota Forage Research Symposium, November 17-18, 2010, St. Cloud, Minnesota. p. 15. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Ferulate-mediated lignin/hemicellulose cross linking in grasses reduces in vitro NDF digestibility (IVNDFD). Impact of ferulate cross linking on animal performance was examined in lamb digestibility and dairy cow performance trials using the seedling ferulate ester (sfe) corn mutant that reduces cross linking and improves IVNDFD. Digestibility of sfe silages was not different from the control silage; however, lambs were less selective against fiber when fed sfe silages. Intake and milk production were greater for cows fed the sfe containing diets, and cows were less selective against fiber.