A comparison of the yield, nutritional value and predicted production potential of different maize hybrids for silage production

  • R. Meeske
  • H.M. Basson
  • J.P. Pienaar
  • C.W. Cruywagen


The yield, nutritional value and production potential of silage made from twenty one maize hybrids was compared. The digestibility of organic matter and predicted intake, mean retention time and milk production potential were found to differ between hybrids (p < 0.05). Acid detergent fibre content could not be used to accurately predict the metabolizable energy content of silage.

(South African Journal of Animal Science, 2000, 30(1): 18-21)

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