Department of Animal Husbandry
1. The results show that all of the steers made good gains while receiving corn silage as the sole roughage ration.
2. Oil meal, dried distilled grains and cottonseed meal are valuable feeds to mix with corn silage for the economical production of a pound of gain. The results show that their relative value ranks in the order mentioned above.
3. The largest gains and .the most uniform gains were made by steers in lot that received oil meal and corn silage. The average daily gain compares favorably with the gains made by steers of a similar age receiving a full feed of corn and oil meal. However the latter was a much more expensive ration.
4.The steers receiving oil meal consumed an average of ten pounds more of corn silage per head daily than those receiving cottonseed meal and silage and also made a larger and a cheaper gain than steers in other lots.
5. The results of this experiment show that the dried distilled grains feed was not as valuable as oil meal to mix with silage but more valuable than cottonseed meal. The gains were larger and more uniform than those that received cottonseed meal. Fewer pounds of silage and dried distilled feed were required for a pound of gain than with lot that reached silage and cottonseed meal.
6. Corn silage and shelled corn does not make the best ration, it all being too carbonaceous. The steers in lot receiving oats and siIage made larger and more uniform gains than those that received shelled corn.
corn silage, feeding steers, livestock feed, cattle feed
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Wilson, J.W., "Corn Silage for Steers and Mill Products for Steers" (1914). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 148.