wheat straw, liquid supplement, crude protein
The effect of anhydrous ammonia or liquid supplement treatment of wheat straw was evaluated by field demonstration in response to the drought of 1989. Ammoniation of wheat straw increased estimated TDN content by 7.8 percentage points and crude protein by 7 percentage points in comparison with untreated straw. Adding a liquid protein supplement to wheat straw increased estimated TDN content by 1.5 percentage points and crude protein by .6 percentage points. Ammoniation increased the quality of wheat straw to a level comparable to prairie hay. Based on nutrient analysis, the ammoniation procedure was more effective in improving the quality of wheat straw than addition of liquid supplement.
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South Dakota State University
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Goehring, T.B.; Pritchard, R.H.; Derr, T.; and Thelen, J., "Anhydrous Ammonia or Liquid Supplement Treatment of Wheat Straw: Demonstration Results" (1990). South Dakota Beef Report, 1990. 3.