Effects of frequency of supplementation on the intake and digestion of low-quality forage by beef steers

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dc.contributor.author Farmer, C.G.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Simms, D.D.
dc.contributor.author Klevesahl, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Wickersham, T.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T20:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T20:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T20:32:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4525
dc.description.abstract A 43% CP (dry basis) supplement was fed to 16 ruminally fistulated steers on 2, 3, 5, or 7 days a week. Supplement was offered at .36% BW (dry basis) daily for steers that received supplement every day. For other treatments, the same amount of supplement was split equally among supplementation events. Forage intake and digestibility increased with increasing supplementation frequency. However, the difference in forage intake tended (cubic, P=.07) to be most prominent for the two extremes; the 3- and 5-days-a-week treatments tended to be similar. Forage intake for steers supplemented on 2 days a week decreased on the days when they were supplemented. Although forage utilization may improve with increasing frequency of supplementation, the impact on performance is likely to be small unless differences in frequency of supplementation are extreme. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-287-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 850 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Digestion en_US
dc.subject Supplementation frequency en_US
dc.title Effects of frequency of supplementation on the intake and digestion of low-quality forage by beef steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 10 en_US
dc.citation.spage 8 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2000, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2000 en_US

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