Effect of plant maturity and preservation method on in vitro protein degradation of forages.

@article{Kohn1995EffectOP,
  title={Effect of plant maturity and preservation method on in vitro protein degradation of forages.},
  author={Richard Alan Kohn and Michael S. Allen},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1995},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={1544-51}
}
The influence of maturity and method of conservation on protein degradation was determined for four different forage species. Alfalfa, smooth bromegrass, and reed canarygrass were harvested at three maturities, and whole plant corn was harvested at two maturities. Samples of each forage were freeze-dried or wilted and then ensiled in mini silos at two DM contents. Additional samples of all forages except corn were field-dried to hay. Ground sample was incubated for 0, 2, and 24 h with crude… CONTINUE READING