Betaine supplementation for finishing cattle

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dc.contributor.author Löest, C.A.
dc.contributor.author Coetzer, C.M.
dc.contributor.author Hunter, R.D.
dc.contributor.author Lambert, B.D.
dc.contributor.author Titgemeyer, Evan C.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T16:02:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T16:02:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-23T16:02:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4660
dc.description.abstract Crossbred heifers (756 lb) were used to evaluate the effects of feed-grade betaine on animal performance and carcass characteristics. Heifers had ad libitum access to a finishing diet without betaine or with 4, 8, or 12 g/day of feed-grade betaine top-dressed at feeding. Feed intakes, gains, and feed efficiencies were not significantly altered by feed-grade betaine. Hot carcass weights tended to increase with the betaine supplementation, but dressing percent; percentage of kidney, pelvic and heart fat; fat thickness; or ribeye area were not altered. Yield grades were numerically greater, and marbling scores significantly greater for heifers supplemented with 4 or 12 g/day of betaine. These results demonstrate that supplementation of feed-grade betaine may have minor effects on performance and carcass characteristics. 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 Betaine en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Carcass en_US
dc.title Betaine supplementation for finishing cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 42 en_US
dc.citation.spage 40 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2000, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2000 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid etigeme en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US

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