The objective of this study was to determine the effect of treating corn forage with a Lactobacillus plantarum silage inoculant on corn silage quality. Response to inoculation was compared to untreated forage in terms of microbiological composition during the fermentation period, chemical characteristics and preservation of dry matter. The study also emphasized digestibility of nutrients and nitrogen utilization by beef steers.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nothnagel, J. and Luther, R. M., "Effect of Lactobacillus Plantarum on Microbial Populations, Silage Qualit, Utilization and Preservation" (1984). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1984. 7.