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Digestibility of wheat and alfalfa silage with and without wheat straw

Digestibility of wheat and alfalfa silage with and without wheat straw

Journal of Animal Science 59(2): 476-482

Wheat and lucerne forages were harvested and ensiled in 208-litre silos for 19 and 17 months, respectively. The forage was ensiled as direct cut forage (DC) or allowed to wilt (W) before ensiling. Wheat straw was added (DCS) to wheat forage at 21.3% of DM or to lucerne forage at 21.8% of DM before ensiling to achieve a mixture that was similar to the wilted forage in DM content. Storage DM losses were greater for the DCS treatments than for the DC treatments for both wheat and lucerne forages.

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