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Silage and milk production. A comparison between wilted grass silages made with and without formic acid



Silage and milk production. A comparison between wilted grass silages made with and without formic acid



Journal of the British Grassland Society 28(2): 73-80



4 perennial ryegrass silages, made in May from herbage wilted for either 1 or 2 days and with or without 1/2 gal formic acid/ton of herbage, were compared in a 16-wk trial with 12 Ayrshire cows. Acid-treated silages were, on average, 5 deg C cooler than untreated silages, had lower pH values, higher lactic acid contents, slightly higher DM and crude protein contents and higher contents of digestible organic matter in the DM; intake of treated silage was also higher.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1973.tb00724.x


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