A recurrence of soft corn years in the last quarter century brings into prominence the question of what should be done with this perishable product, which is often large in amount.
Owing to the limited investigational work which has been carried on along this line and because of the numerous inquiries received in regard to the best way of handling, preserving and feeding soft corn, it was thought advisable to make some definite determinations of the keeping and feeding qualities of various grades of corn. Inasmuch as soft corn is corn which has been frosted before its kernels have reached maturity, it often contains an abnormally large amount of moisture, the water percentage being the largest in the most immature com.
Evvard, John M.; Culbertson, C. C.; Wallace, Q. W.; and Maynard, E. J.
"Soft ear corn silage for swine,"
Bulletin: Vol. 23
, Article 1.
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