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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: High Oil Corn for Lactating Dairy Cows

item Satter, Larry
item Hoogendijk, Bartlo - DRONTEN AG COLL, HOLLAND
item Walgenbach, Richard

Submitted to: Wisconsin Forage Council Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 29, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Corn grain from special high oil hybrids contains 6% or more oil. This compares to 4.0 or 4.5% oil for normal hybrids. The high oil content should increase energy value of the grain. Information obtained from experiments at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, as well as literature information, was summarized. Based on the information available, it appears sthat the use of high oil corn varieties as a source of dairy feed is of very marginal benefit. If further progress can be made in narrowing yield differences between high oil varieties and conventional hybrids and/or the oil content can be further increased with the high oil varieties, then a more favorable recommendation might be possible in the future.

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