- Conventional control corn
- Masters Choice MC 515 corn
- Masters Choice MC 535 corn
The gross or total energy of the 3 corns was similar when corrected for dry matter. The TMEn value for the conventional corn was as expected. Although there was no significant difference in TMEn among the 3 corns, the Master’s Choice corns had numerically higher values. These differences were 41-52 kcal/kg. Many commercial feed additive enzymes on the market increase energy by 30-50 kcal/kg. Thus, the increases with the Masters Choice corns are similar to the enzyme responses; these are meaningful increases if repeatable.
The gross or total energy of the 2 corns was similar when corrected for dry matter. The TMEn value for the conventional corn was as expected. The Masters Choice corn had a higher numerical value. This difference was 30-40 kcal/kg.
After repeating this study in back-to-back years we feel that floury grain shows a clear difference. Demonstrating a difference of 40 kcal/kg or better increases energy at similar levels to commercial feed additive enzymes, giving the floury grain real value.