Popped sorghum might be the next big thing to improve productivity on dairy farms and feedlots. Three groups of cows received a ration of cottonseed meal and hulls; one group received sorghum silage in addition, and another pasture. Keywords: Dairy cows, Forage sorghum silage, Mean particle size, Milk coagulation properties, Milk fatty acid profile Background Corn silage is the main ingredient of diets fed to lactating cows in the farms of the Po Valley (North-Italy), with ex-ception of ��� The 1990 Annual KSU Dairy Day is known as Dairy Day, 1990Holstein cows in early lactation were utilized to evaluate the effects of supplementing concentrate diets of sorghum grain on milk production, milk composition, somatic cell count, and body condition. This article, originating from the University of Florida, reviews whole-plant sorghum silage production and utilization by dairy cows. yield in dairy farms. However, it could be assumed that the relationships found in lactating dairy cattle concerning the feeding of sorghum grain would apply to dry dairy cows. Concentrates, grain and/or protein supplements (Table 1) are required if dairy replacement heifers are to achieve adequate growth. Some forage cropping (sorghum, forage legumes) may be used both for grazing and as conserved feed for winter, but generally the quality of pasture, forage and hay used is low. Grain sorghum or milo can be readily substituted for corn in cattle rations, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. In that experiment, maize also caused higher milk fat concentrations - see Barley versus maize as supplements for grazing dairy cows.) Millet and sorghum are summer forage options for dairy . corn . Sorghum silage is a viable forage alternative for dairy farms in areas with reduced rainfall because sorghum is tolerant to low soil moisture conditions (Peacock, 1982; Jahanzad et al., 2013) while still producing adequate DM tonnage per hectare (Blum et al., 1989).However, the lignin content in late vegetative and early head stages of conventional sorghum ��� It can also be used for dairy and swine. When sweet Sorghum silage based TMR was compared with alfalfa silage based TMR for lactating dairy cows, sweet Sorghum silage decreased milk yield, which the authors attributed to the increased NDF content of the TMR. Feeding sorghum grain as a replacement for corn in dry cow ��� THE USE OF SORGHUM, OAT, WHEAT, TRITICALE, AND PEARL MILLET SILAGES IN LACTATING DAIRY COW DIETS A Dissertation in Animal Science by Michael Thomas Harper 2018 Michael Thomas Harper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the ��� Dairy cows grazing Chloris gayana and supplemented with sorghum grain gave less milk protein during summer (Moss et al., 2000). Joabe Jobson de Oliveira Pimentel I; Rogério de Paula Lana II; André Soares de Oliveira III; Rafael Monteiro Araújo Teixeira IV; Daniel Carneiro de Abreu II. NEOSHO ��� Alfalfa, for generations of dairy farmers, has been seen as the primary feed for productive dairy cows. Dairy farmers can increase milk production in their cows by over 46 per cent by feeding them on fodder sorghum as compared to Napier grass which is famous among many farmers growing it to feed their livestock. The net energy for lactation (NEL) of steam-flaked corn or sorghum grain is about 20% greater than the NEL for dry-rolled corn or sorghum. Comparison of sorghum and corn grains in early and midlactation diets for dairy cows. Some experiments conducted on lactating cows have proven that the total replacement of corn silage with sorghum silage did not reduce milk yield. and alfalfa silages, the two most common. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Hybrids of Sorghum and Sudan grass are often used in Ontario. forages for lactation diets in the mid­ Sorghum-Sudan grass hybrids offer a solution to producing forage dry matter when an emergency occurs. Table 1. is comparable with com silage for milk production. So, sorghum More than likely, the reduced energy value of sorghum silage is due to seed passing through the digestive system undigested. Millet and sorghum. 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