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Ammoniation and WDG
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 29, 2014 06:42 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Producers treating low-quality forage with anhydrous ammonia can save money by using lower application rates without sacrificing performance.

A recent Kansas State University feeding trial showed that lower application rates in ammoniation can be effective when feeding low-quality forage with wet distillers grains, according to Justin Waggoner, beef systems specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension.

Treating low-quality forage with anhydrous ammonia has been done for a long time, Waggoner said, dating back to at least the early 1900s. Cattlemen tended to ammoniate more in drought when trying to improve low-quality forages like straw. But ...

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