Department of Animal Husbandry
1. A choice silage was secured from corn when cut at time of tasseling and also from millet when about 90 percent of grain was ripe.
2. The steers that received shelled corn, oilmeal, and hay did not bring enough more on the market over the lot that received corn silage and oilmeal to justify the feeding of this comparatively expensive ration.
3. The best gains were secured in feeding silage made from White Dent corn, medium sized variety that matures ears before frost. This variety has been used at this station for several years and results secured in each experiment have been extra good; hence, we recommend this as a suitable variety to grow for the cattle feeder.
4. Results indicate that as an emergency crop corn is superior to millet when both are made into silage.
5. The results from feeding silage made of Rainbow Flint corn were practically as good as results from feeding silage made from the dent varieties; but the yield of flint was larger per acre and in sections with short growing seasons it might be advisable to grow this kind in preference to the dent varieties.
cattle feed, fattening cattle, corn silage, millet silage
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Wilson, J. W. and Kuhlman, A. H., J. and Kulhman, A.H., "Corn and Millet Silage for Fattening Cattle" (1920). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 189.