Department of Dairy Husbandry
Legume silages have been fed at the South Dakota State College Agricultural Experiment Station for many years. More intensive research on preserving, feeding value, and losses under controlled conditions have been done in the past 5 years.
The following experiments were initiated to gain more information on preservation, losses, and feeding value of alfalfa when preserved as silage and fed to dairy cows.
alfalfa silage preservatives, Iodized sodium chloride silage preservative, sodium metabisulfite silage preservative
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Voelker, H. H. and Bartle, E., "Effects of Preservatives on Alfalfa Silage for Dairy Cattle" (1957). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 465.