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Animal Performance | Hi-Gest

Animal Performance

Hi-Gest® Sudangrass and Animal Performance

Effect of Lignin on NDFd

Effect of Lignin
Hi-Gest Sudangrass has reduced lignin which improves animal intake and fiber digestibility for enhanced meat and milk production.

  • Hi-Gest Sudangrass hybrids have 7% or less lignin than conventional Piper Sudangrass

Effect of Lignin on Milk per Ton

Effect of Lignin
Hi-Gest Sudangrass has reduced lignin which improves animal intake and fiber digestibility for enhanced meat and milk production.

  • A typical Hi-Gest Sudangrass hybrid shows a 10% increase in milk per ton fed over the conventional hybrids and the best Hi-Gest Sudangrass hybrids can show a 17% or more improvement over the least digestible conventional entries.

Beef Cattle

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Hi-Gest Sudangrass has reduced lignin which improves animal intake and fiber digestibility for enhanced meat and milk production.

  • A Grazing Study at Mississippi State University documented a 20% greater weight gain per day and a 20% greater weight gain per acre with the Hi-Gest Sudangrass versus the check, Piper Sudangrass.

Dairy Cattle

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Hi-Gest Sudangrass has reduced lignin which improves animal intake and fiber digestibility for enhanced meat and milk production.

  • A Milk Output Study was conducted at a major Western U.S. University during 2006 to measure animal dry matter intake and milk production in late lactation cows.
  • The TMR ration had a Hi-Gest Sudangrass hybrid and the check variety Piper replace one-half of the alfalfa in the ration. The ration was then subdivided with rations that had 100% Hi-Gest Sudangrass, 2/3 Hi-Gest Sudangrass, 1/3 Hi-Gest Sudangrass and 0% Hi-Gest Sudangrass with the balance from Piper.
  • The 100% Hi-Gest Sudangrass ration had a 5.3% advantage over the 100% Piper ration.

Sheep

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Hi-Gest Sudangrass has reduced lignin which improves animal intake and fiber digestibility for enhanced meat and milk production.

  • A Sheep Digestability Study was conducted at a major Western U.S. University during 2006.
  • Sheep were fed a pelleted ration of  Hi-Gest Sudangrass versus a ration with the check variety Piper Sudangrass.
  • The Hi-Gest Sudangrass fed sheep had a 7% increase in fiber digestability over the Piper check.