The effect of delayed ensiling and application of a propionic acid-based additive on the fermentation of barley silage.

@article{Mills2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of delayed ensiling and application of a propionic acid-based additive on the fermentation of barley silage.},
  author={James A. Mills and Limin Kung},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2002},
  volume={85 8},
  pages={1969-75}
}
Prolonged exposure to air can adversely affect the silage fermentation process. To investigate a possible method to overcome this problem, we determined if a buffered propionic acid-based additive, applied to chopped, whole-plant barley exposed to air before ensiling, would affect the subsequent fermentation. Wilted forage was chopped and treated with nothing, or with 0.1% (wt/wt wet forage) of a buffered propionic acid-based additive and ensiled immediately in quadruplicate 20-L laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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