The use of a pelleted ration for fattening beef heifers

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dc.contributor.author Baker, F.H.
dc.contributor.author Smith, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, D.
dc.contributor.author Cox, R.F.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31T18:27:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-31T18:27:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12461
dc.description.abstract An experiment previously conducted at this station demonstrated that beef heifers fed a completely pelleted ration made inferior gains, and had significantly lower carcass grades and dressing percentages than heifers fed the same balanced fattening ration in a natural state. However, these heifers consumed materially less of the pelleted ration and converted the feed to flesh as efficiently as the more rapidly gaining control group of heifers. There was definite evidence that the heifers consuming the pelleted ration ruminated less and craved coarse roughage. The experiment reported here was designed to determine if feeding limited quantities of natural roughage would stimulate feed consumption and permit normal rumination and normal gains of heifers fed pelleted rations. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1956-57 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 349 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Pelleted ration en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Consumption en_US
dc.title The use of a pelleted ration for fattening beef heifers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1957 en_US
dc.citation.epage 70 en_US
dc.citation.spage 68 en_US
dc.description.conference 44th Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS, May 4, 1957 en_US

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