The effect of biological silage additive, Lactobacillus plantarum, on the feeding value and chemical characteristics of high-moisture corn was determined in a 123-day trial with growing-finishing lambs. Lambs (62 lb. average) fed untreated or inoculated corn performed similarly in terms of body weight gain, feed intake or feed efficiency. The corn treated with the microbial preparation was of higher quality as indicated by the lower pH and higher titratable acidity at feeding compared to the untreated corn.
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Luther, Richard M. and Lakner, Cherie, "Ensiled High-Moisture Corn Inoculated with a Biological Additive for Growing-Finishing Lambs" (1985). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 1.