Starch Digestibility: Concentrate on the Controllable

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum Podcast While ruminant starch digestibility (STRD) is a complex subject, producers’ control can be simplified by addressing basic critical factors: harvest moisture, particle size and length of time in fermentation. Dr. Bill Mahanna, Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Manager, offers details, particularly on the influence of moisture and the extent of fermentation in high moisture corn. This is the first in a series of segments highlighting research on STRD, drawing on dairy feed studies at the Pioneer Livestock Research Center, as well as trials with university cooperators.

Listen To MP3 File Dr. Bill Mahanna on influencing starch digestibility (4 min MP3)

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