Protein supplementation of ammoniated wheat straw: effect on intake and digestion in beef steers

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dc.contributor.author Fike, G.D.
dc.contributor.author Simms, D.D.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Brandt, Robert T., Jr.
dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.contributor.author Kuhl, G.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T20:10:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T20:10:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-05T20:10:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6294
dc.description.abstract Sixteen ruminally fistulated steers (avg wt. = 998 lb) were used in a 30-day conventional digestion trial to examine the effects of protein supplementation on intake and digestion of ammoniated wheat straw. Steers were assigned to one of four protein supplementation programs: 1) Control (C) - no supplement, 2) Low Protein (LP) - 4.5 lb of a 10% crude protein (CP) supplement, 3) Medium Protein (MP) - 4.5 lb of a 20% CP supplement, or 4) High Protein (HP) - 4.5 of a lb 30% CP supplement. Supplements were mixtures of milo and soybean meal. Supplementation increased (P<.05) dry matter intake, tended (P=.09) to increase intake of digestible neutral detergent fiber (NDF), and increased (P<.05) intake of forage dry matter. Dry matter digestibility was higher (P<.05) for HP steers than C and LP steers, but no difference was detected between MP, and HP steers. Steers on HP, MP, and C treatments exhibited higher NDF digestibility than LP steers. Rumen pH, total volatile fatty acid concentration, and acetate to propionate ratio were unaffected by supplementation. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1993 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 678 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Ammoniation en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Digestibility en_US
dc.subject Supplementation, en_US
dc.subject Wheat straw en_US
dc.title Protein supplementation of ammoniated wheat straw: effect on intake and digestion in beef steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 113 en_US
dc.citation.spage 112 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1993, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1993 en_US

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