Silage production and utilisation: Proceedings of the XIVth International Silage Conference, a Satellite Workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress, July 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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R.S. Park, C.S. Mayne, T.W.J. Keady
Wageningen Academic Publishers, 17 juin 2005 - 288 pages
This book is essential reading for all those involved in forage conservation and provides a fascinating insight into current practices and the science underpinning forage conservation. Key subject areas include opportunities to enhance the fermentation process through crop manipulation prior to ensiling and the use of bacterial additives applied during ensiling. Latest developments in techniques for chemical and biological characterisation of silages are reviewed, including grass silage, alternative forages (whole crop wheat and maize silage) and tropical forages. The book also focuses on current developments in feeding of beef and dairy cattle with conserved forage with particular emphasis on factors influencing intake, digestion and animal performance. Overall this is an important reference book, which provides an excellent overview of current developments in forage conservation and utilization of conserved forage in animal production systems.
 

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S Mayne andP OKiely
35
Recent developments in feeding beef cattle on grass silagebased diets
51
effects on animal performance
65
Update on technologies for producing and feeding silage
83
Forristal andP OKiely
97
R S Park R E Agnew andM G Porter
121
The effect of grass silage chop length on dairy cow performance
137
An evaluation of grain processing and storage method and feed level on the performance and meat
153
Parameters of ensiled maize with biological and chemical additives
177
The effect of silage harvester type on harvesting efficiency
191
Ľ Rajčáková R Mlynár and M Gallo
204
Effects of stage of growth and inoculation on fermentation quality of field pea silage
205
Klocke K Mundt C Idler P OKiely S Barth
218
manipulating fermentation and aerobic
227
A Potkański A Cieślak K RaczkowskaWerwińska M SzumacherStrabel andA Gubała
240
Effect of ensiling temperature delayed sealing and simulated rainfall on the fermentation and aerobic
255

The feeding value of conserved wholecrop wheat and forage maize relative to grass silage
166

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