Table 5. Mean yields and feed quality characteristics of 11 corn hybrids evaluated for silage at four REC locations in Tennessee during 2017.

MS†
Avg. Yield
Hybrid †Trait Package‡Dry Weight Avg. Yield
(tons/acre)
±Std Err.Moisture at Harvest
(%)
Crude Protein
(% dm)
NDF
(% dm)
30h IV NDFD
(% of NDF)
Starch
(% dm)
ADF
(% dm)
TDN
(% dm)
NEL
(Mcals/lb)
Milk/ton§
(lbs/ton)
Milk/acre§
(lbs/acre)
Average8.38±0.47677.3651.3058.2523.4229.8570.980.67316126619
ACroplan 5900RR, VT2P9.01±0.47697.5554.4058.0018.0032.4069.400.65302627307
ABNK N83D-3111RR, LL, VIP31118.93±0.47667.3851.1058.6023.5029.6071.000.67316128469
ABTerral REV 28BHR18RR2, LL, YGCB, HX18.73±0.47657.0249.4058.4025.7028.4071.000.67316727962
ABCAugusta 7768GT, LL, VIP31108.71±0.48677.2652.1057.7021.6030.1070.500.67312827461
ABCDMasters Choice MCT6653RR, LL, 3000GT8.55±0.47677.2855.2059.0019.9032.3070.400.66309426574
ABCDCroplan 5678RR, VT2P8.34±0.47677.2952.0055.6023.6030.4069.300.66306325646
BCDTerral REV 25BHR26RR2, LL, YGCB, HX18.31±0.47687.9049.0059.9025.2028.0072.700.69327827541
BCDMasters Choice MCT6733RR, LL, 3000GT8.28±0.47657.1851.7058.7023.5030.1070.600.67312725953
CDENK NK1573-3111ARR, LL, VIP31118.02±0.47667.5050.1057.4025.8029.1071.100.68318325694
DETerral REV 23BHR55RR2, LL, YGCB, HX17.96±0.47697.5750.2058.9024.3029.4072.300.69326126156
EMasters Choice MCT6363RR, LL, 3000GT7.34±0.48697.0349.1058.6026.5028.6072.500.69328424046

 

† Hybrids that have any MS letter in common are not significantly different at the 5% level of probability.

‡ For a full description of abbreviated biotech traits, see table 13.

NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber

30h IV NDFD = Neutral Detergent Filber Digestibility

ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber

TDN = Total Digestable Nutrients

NEL = Net Energy for Lactation

  • based on University of Wisconsin Milk2006 software program.
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