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Comparative studies on the use of maize silage, sugarbeet top silage and grass silage as sole roughage in bull fattening



Comparative studies on the use of maize silage, sugarbeet top silage and grass silage as sole roughage in bull fattening



Landbauforschung Volkenrode 38(4): 329-337



German Friesian bulls (initial wt 305 kg) were fed (a) maize ensiled at the dough stage, (b) ensiled sugarbeet leaves or (c) haylage with 56% DM and were slaughtered at 550 or 600 kg. The 3 feeds contained 83, 149 and 151 g CP and 650, 540 and 504 starch units/kg DM, resp. All animals received 3 kg concentrates/day containing 251 g CP/kg DM with (a) and 139 g CP/kg with (b) and (c). DM intake was 14% higher from (b) than from (a).

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