corn silage, alpha amylase, growing calf
Objective: To determine the growing calf response when fed Enogen Feed corn silage containing an alpha amylase expression trait.
Study Description: Crossbred steers of Tennessee origin (n = 352) were used to determine the effects on performance when fed Enogen Feed corn silage with either Enogen Feed corn or control corn at ad libitum intake.
The Bottom Line: When fed in an ad libitum fashion to growing calves, Enogen Feed corn silage improves the efficiency of feed conversion by 4.4% and average daily gain by 6.0%.
Johnson, M. A.; Spore, T.; Montgomery, S. P.; Hollenbeck, W. R.; Wahl, R. N.; Watson, E. D.; and Blasi, D. A.
"Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn Silage Containing an Alpha Amylase Expression Trait Improves Feed Efficiency in Growing Calf Diets,"
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