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New Inbred Corn Line “W613S” Could Boost Milk Production


INVENTORS -

Natalia de Leon Gatti, Dustin Eilert, James Coors

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a maize inbred line that can be used to develop silage hybrids with enhanced yield and nutritional qualities.
OVERVIEWCorn silage is a forage crop used for high energy feed on many dairy and cattle farms. Cows require lots of energy to produce milk, so it’s essential to provide nutritious, high yielding crop varieties.
THE INVENTIONUW–Madison researchers have developed an inbred corn line that can be used as a parent of superior silage hybrids. The line, called W613S, exhibits good forage yield and detergent fiber, high in vitro digestibility, and high protein and starch content.
APPLICATIONS
  • Development of high quality hybrids for silage production
KEY BENEFITS
  • High milk production potential
  • Low neutral detergent fiber (NDF)
  • High in vitro true digestibility (IVTD)
  • High protein and starch content
Contact Information
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at emily@warf.org or 608-960-9842.
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