Effect of NDF digestibility on diet formulation and animal performance
The argument was made that there was more variation over years than there was among hybrids. However, he demonstrated that within any year there were hybrids that always were on the top in digestibility and those that were always on the bottom. He then extended this work to forages other than corn silage, essentially demonstrating the same concept.
Today, in the USA, NDF digestibility has become a routine measurement both as an in vitro measurement as well as with the use of NIR prediction.
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