2015 I. History: Grain Sorghum (Milo)
Farmers on the hot, dry plains from Texas to South Dakota grow and use grain sorghum like Corn Belt farmers use corn.
Large acreages of grain sorghum are also grown in Africa and Asia in areas where the climate is too hot and dry for corn. During the past 25 years, the
grain sorghum acreage in the U.S. has ranged from 15 to 18 million acres per year. Grain sorghum acreage is somewhat greater than acreages for oats and
barley, but considerably less than the land area planted to corn, wheat, and soybeans. In cooler, more humid regions, corn is usually a better choice than
grain sorghum, but renewed interest in grain sorghum occurs whenever hotter and drier than normal growing seasons are experienced.
II. Uses: Worldwide, sorghum is a food grain for humans. In the United States, sorghum is used primarily as a feed grain for livestock. Feed value
of grain sorghum is similar to corn. The grain has more protein and fat than corn, but is lower in vitamin A. When compared with corn on a per pound basis,
grain sorghum feeding value ranges from 90% to nearly equal to corn. The grain is highly palatable to livestock, and intake seldom limits livestock
productivity. However, some sorghum varieties and hybrids which were developed to deter birds are less palatable due to tannins and phenolic compounds in
the seed. The grain should be cracked or rolled before feeding to cattle; this improves the portion digested. Pasturing cattle or sheep on sorghum stubble,
after the grain has been harvested, is a common practice. Both roughage and dropped heads are utilized. Stubble with secondary growth must be pastured
carefully because of the danger of prussic acid (HCN) poisoning. Grain sorghum may also be used as whole-plant silage, however another sorghum, sweet
sorghum, was developed as a silage crop. Sweet sorghum produces much higher forage yields than grain sorghum, but feed quality will likely be lesser because
there is no grain. Some growers mix grain sorghum with soybeans to produce a higher protein silage c
2015 Grain Sorghum (Milo) Laudison Land & Cattle Grew Treated and Untreated with Soysoap!
Soysoap was used 1.25 oz per acre in furrow once so a 2.5 gallon jug treated 255 acres at $1.51 per acre and got at least 5 times
the Milo Grain Sorghum as the untreated! Below you will find a hot link to Milo! This Grain Sorghum (Milo) was grown in 2015 at 5000 sq feet in Colorado
and its pretty outrageous!
Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo) is on the left and Untreated on the Right!
Agan Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo) is on the left and Untreated on the Right!
Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo) !
Soysoap Untreated Grain Sorghum (Milo) !
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