Increasing protein supply to pregnant beef cows when energy is limited does not improve cow or calf performance

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dc.contributor.author Bailey, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Titgemeyer, Evan C.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Timothy J.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-03T16:39:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-03T16:39:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13564
dc.description.abstract Pre- and postpartum deficiencies of metabolizable protein have been identified as potentially limiting to productivity of beef cows and calves. Pre-partum supplementation of forage-based diets with ruminally undegraded protein has increased weight gain and breeding performance in prior studies, but the level of ruminally degraded protein fed was not known. Feeding adequate ruminally degraded protein to beef cows maximizes the productivity of microbes in the rumen, so any benefits shown in prior work could have been attributed to increased ruminal fermentation. Our objectives were (1) to determine the value of supplementing ruminally undegraded protein when dietary ruminally degraded protein supply was estimated to be adequate to support normal ruminal fermentation, and (2) to monitor the changes in intake and digestion that precede parturition in beef cows fed low-quality, warm-season forage. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-231-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1065 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2012 is known as Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Protein en_US
dc.subject Calf performance en_US
dc.subject Breeding en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Digestion en_US
dc.title Increasing protein supply to pregnant beef cows when energy is limited does not improve cow or calf performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 54 en_US
dc.citation.spage 51 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid etitgeme en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US

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