Ensiling Sugar Cane Tops With Different Additives
Boodoo, A. A.; Delaitre, J. C.; Preston, T. R., 1977. Ensiling sugarcane tops with different additives. Trop. Anim. Prod., 2 (2): 185-188
A number of different additives (molasses, urea, calcium hydroxide, ammoniated molasses and sand) were tested in silage made from chopped sugar cane tops. Metal drums (228 litres) lined with plastic film were used as experimental silos. Losses of non-volatile dry matter were highest on the control untreated silage (30%) and of Brix (soluble sugars) on the control (24%) and treatment with lime (26%). Best results, in terms of minimal losses, were obtained with the combinations of additives which included ammoniated molasses.