Submitted to: Wisconsin Forage Council Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/29/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Corn grain from special high oil hybrids contains 6% or more oil. This compares to 4.0 or 4.5% oil for normal hybrids. The high oil content should increase energy value of the grain. Information obtained from experiments at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, as well as literature information, was summarized. Based on the information available, it appears sthat the use of high oil corn varieties as a source of dairy feed is of very marginal benefit. If further progress can be made in narrowing yield differences between high oil varieties and conventional hybrids and/or the oil content can be further increased with the high oil varieties, then a more favorable recommendation might be possible in the future.