Performance of beef heifers limit-fed growing diets containing alfalfa hay and wet corn gluten feed

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dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Sean P.
dc.contributor.author Sindt, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Farran, T.B.
dc.contributor.author Pike, N.J.
dc.contributor.author Coetzer, C.M.
dc.contributor.author LaBrune, H.J.
dc.contributor.author Trater, A.M.
dc.contributor.author Hunter, R.D.
dc.contributor.author Stock, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T21:14:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T21:14:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T21:14:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4560
dc.description.abstract Three hundred thirty-nine crossbred beef heifers were used in a 99-day growing study to identify optimum combinations of alfalfa hay and wet corn gluten feed (WCGF) in limit-fed growing diets. Diets contained 10, 20, or 30% ground alfalfa hay, and 0, 40, or 68% Sweet Bran® WCGF (dry basis) in a 3 × 3 factorial arrangement of treatments. An interaction occurred (P<0.05) between level of alfalfa hay and level of WCGF for both average daily gain and feed efficiency. Increasing the levels of alfalfa hay or WCGF reduced cattle performance, with the exception of the 30% alfalfa hay and 40% WCGF diet, which supported average daily gains similar (P>0.10) to diets containing 20 or 30% alfalfa hay and no WCGF. Feed efficiencies for the 30% alfalfa hay and 40% WCGF diet were better (P<0.05) than the diet containing 30% alfalfa hay and no WCGF. Dry matter intake as measured two hours after feeding increased linearly (P<0.01) with increasing levels of alfalfa hay, and decreased linearly (P<0.01) with increasing levels of WCGF. This study suggests that including WCGF at 40% of the diet (dry basis) can effectively replace steam-flaked corn in limit-fed diets containing 20 or 30% alfalfa hay. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2001 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 01-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 873 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Wet corn gluten feed en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa hay en_US
dc.subject Limit feeding en_US
dc.subject Growing en_US
dc.title Performance of beef heifers limit-fed growing diets containing alfalfa hay and wet corn gluten feed en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2001 en_US
dc.citation.epage 85 en_US
dc.citation.spage 83 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2001, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 2001 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US

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