Using wheat straw in beef cow rations

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Show simple item record Peverley, B. Corah, L. McKee, M. Pope, Ronald V. 2011-02-18T18:02:05Z 2011-02-18T18:02:05Z 2011-02-18
dc.description.abstract We conducted two trials to study using wheat straw in rations of either lactating or gestating beef cows maintained in dry lot. In trial 1, cow weight changes the last 60 days of lactation were: alfalfa hay, +26.88 lbs; two-thirds alfalfa hay-one third chopped wheat straw, +27.94 lbs; one-third alfalfa hay and two thirds chopped wheat straw, -26.84 pounds. Gains by the cows’ calves; 146, 143, and 144 pounds, respectively did not differ statistically. Cows receiving one-third alfalfa hay and two-thirds chopped wheat straw lost condition as measured by weight/height ratios, while those on the other two treatments gained condition. The results suggest that beef cows in dry lot can perform satisfactorily on two-thirds alfalfa hay and one-third wheat straw. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1979 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 350 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Wheat straw en_US
dc.title Using wheat straw in beef cow rations en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1979 en_US
dc.citation.epage 35 en_US
dc.citation.spage 32 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1979, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2, 1979 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

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