Effects of length of cut of whole crop corn silage on milk production in dairy cows. 1. Effect on digestibilities of the ration
Odai, M.; Takahashi, T.; Iwasaki, K.; Terada, F.; Tano, R.; Haryu, T.
Bulletin of National Institute of Animal Industry 45: 1-5
Twelve cows were given rations containing silage of maize chopped at 6 or 24 mm. The ratio of silage to concentrate was 1:1 on a DM basis. The type of silage did not affect the digestibilities of DM, organic matter, ether extract, nitrogen-free extract and energy in the rations. The starch digestibility of the ration containing 6 mm-cut silage was higher but crude fibre digestibility was lower than that of 24 mm-cut silage.