Effect of sodium bicarbonate and sodium bentonite on digestion and ruminal fermentation of forage sorghum silage-based rations fed to growing steers

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dc.contributor.author Jacques, K.
dc.contributor.author Axe, D.
dc.contributor.author Harris, T.
dc.contributor.author Harmon, D.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T17:36:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T17:36:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6873
dc.description.abstract One percent sodium bicarbonate increased intake of a 50% silage-50% grain ration, but had no effect on intake of an 84% sorghum silage ration. Adding concentrate (rolled sorghum grain) lowered rumen pH slightly and decreased acid detergent fiber and starch digestion. The bicarbonate had no effect on digestibility, but 2% bentonite lowered digestibility of neutral and acid detergent fiber. Neither compound affected ruminal fermentation characteristics. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1986 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-320-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 494 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Sodium bicarbonate en_US
dc.subject Sodium bentonite en_US
dc.subject Digestion en_US
dc.subject Ruminal fermentation en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.title Effect of sodium bicarbonate and sodium bentonite on digestion and ruminal fermentation of forage sorghum silage-based rations fed to growing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 148 en_US
dc.citation.spage 147 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1986, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1986 en_US

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