Adapting roughages varying in quality and curing processes to the nutrition of beef cattle.


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dc.description.abstract The hay used in this study consisted of good-quality, third-cutting alfalfa. It was cut, cured, and baled in the field and stored in a conventional hay shed. After having been in storage 2 months, a part of the alfalfa hay was removed from the barn, coarsely ground through a 1/4 -inch screen, made into3/8-inch pellets by a local feed processor, and stored for later feeding. The forage-type sorghum was field harvested in mid-October with the usual silage equipment. The loads were alternately ensiled in upright silos or dehydrated, finely ground, and pelleted into 3/8-inch pellets. These pellets were then stored ill bulk for later feeding. The prairie hay used was of good quality. It was grow a local farm meadow. Fifty head of choice-quality heifer calves from the Jeff Ranch, Fort Davis, Texas, were used in this experiment. They were allotted into five lots, 10 head per lot, on the basis of live weight. They were fed a winter ration consisting entirely of alfalfa hay or pellets and either sorghum silage or dehydrated pelleted sorghum for 126 days. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1958-59 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 371 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Roughages en_US
dc.subject Curing en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.title Adapting roughages varying in quality and curing processes to the nutrition of beef cattle. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1959 en_US
dc.citation.epage 43 en_US
dc.citation.spage 41 en_US
dc.description.conference 46th Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2, 1959 en_US

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