Effect of sodium bicarbonate and sodium bentonite on digestion and rumen fermentation characteristics of forage sorghum silage-based diets fed to growing steers

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dc.contributor.author Jacques, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Axe, D.E.
dc.contributor.author Harris, T.R.
dc.contributor.author Harmon, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, D.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T19:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T19:38:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14817
dc.description.abstract One percent sodium bicarbonate (NaHCo3) increased intake of a 50% silage - 50% grain diet, but had no effect on intake of a full-feed sorghum silage diet. The addition of concentrate (rolled milo) slightly lowered rumen pH and decreased acid detergent fiber (ADF) and starch digestion. NaHC03 had no effect on digestibility, but 2% bentonite lowered digestibility of NDF and ADF. Neither compound affected rumen fermentation characteristics. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-94-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 484 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Sodium bicarbonate en_US
dc.subject Sodium bentonite en_US
dc.subject Digestion en_US
dc.subject Fermentation en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.title Effect of sodium bicarbonate and sodium bentonite on digestion and rumen fermentation characteristics of forage sorghum silage-based diets fed to growing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 20 en_US
dc.citation.spage 19 en_US

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