The effect of urea and molasses addition into corn harvested at the milk stage on silage quality and digestible nutrient yield


Nursoy H., Deniz S. , Demirel M., Denek N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.1, pp.93-99, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-99

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of urea or urea plus molasses addition into corn harvested at the milk stage on the silage quality and in vitro digestibility of silage. To achieve this objective, four different corn varieties (Rx-947, 33-94, Frassino and Arifiye) harvested at the milk stage were utilized. Silage samples were added 0.5% urea or 0.5% urea plus 4% molasses and ensiled in mini-silos (I L in volume).