Prussic Acid Precautions - Frost and Sorghum Sudangrass

 Be sure to use precautions when grazing or harvesting sorghum-sudangrass in the fall. 

Be sure to use precautions when grazing or harvesting sorghum-sudangrass in the fall. 

Here's a timely reminder from the University of Wisconsin on the dangers of prussic acid poisoning when feeding sorghum, sorghum sudangrass, or sudangrass after a frost.  

Here are a few highlights from the article: 

  • Young regrowth is the most dangerous stage (18-24 inches). 
  • As a precaution, don't feed sorghum/sorghum sudangrass silage for at least three weeks after storing.  
  • Hay stored for 2 months or longer is generally safe to feed.  
  • Allow 7-10 days after a light frost before feeding green-chop or grazing.  

To read the entire article, please click here.  

 

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