Effect of NDF digestibility on Diet Formulation and Animal Performance
Charles J. Sniffen / Fencrest, LLC PO Box 153, 949 US Rte 3, Holderness, NH 03245, USA.
IntroductionThe work of Dr. Mike Allen, Michigan State in the late 80’s, measuring NDF digestibility of different corn silage hybrids, initially resulted in much controversy. There was much resistance to the concept that differences in fiber digestibility in corn silage could have an impact on animal performance. He proceeded to do studies with BMR hybrids as well as with conventional hybrid...