Continuous-culture fermentation as a tool for forage evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Stafford, S.
dc.contributor.author St Jean, G.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T20:56:27Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-09-17T20:56:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4980
dc.description.abstract Ruminal degradation of organic matter and protein in alfalfa and prairie hay were evaluated in vivo, using cannulated cows, and in vitro, using a continuous-culture fermenter to simulate ruminal fermentation. Estimates of organic matter degradability, microbial N flow per unit feed N input, and efficiency of microbial growth were not different (P>.10) between the in vivo and in vitro systems. However, for both forages, estimates of nitrogen degradability were greater with the in vitro system. Despite the differences between in vivo and in vitro techniques for some variables, continuous-culture fermentation will allow us to compare the effects of dietary treatments on forage digestion and will aid in the formulation of supplements to meet specific nutrient requirements for cattle consuming forage-based diets. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1994 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-373-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 704 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Prairie hay en_US
dc.subject Ruminal digestion en_US
dc.subject Protein en_US
dc.title Continuous-culture fermentation as a tool for forage evaluation en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1994 en_US
dc.citation.epage 97 en_US
dc.citation.spage 95 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1994, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 1994 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US

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