Growth and feed efficiency of growing dairy replacement heifers supplemented with rimensin or bovatec

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dc.contributor.author Scheffel, Michael V.
dc.contributor.author Park, A.
dc.contributor.author Smith, J.F.
dc.contributor.author Titgemeyer, Evan C.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-04T14:44:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-04T14:44:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8600
dc.description.abstract Ninety Holstein heifers were used to examine the effects of Rumensin® or Bovatec®. Average daily gain and feed efficiency was greater for heifers fed Rumensin® than for heifers fed Bovatec®. Heifers fed Rumensin® consumed more total dry matter per day but slightly less dry matter as a percent of body weight than heifers fed Bovatec®. No differences were observed in body condition score and hip height between dietary treatments. The primary goal of a heifer-feeding program is to obtain a desired rate of gain without fattening at the least possible cost. Results of this study support the use of Rumensin® in diets for growing dairy replacement heifers. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1998 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 99-158-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 821 en_US
dc.subject Replacement heifers en_US
dc.subject Rumensin en_US
dc.subject Bovatec en_US
dc.title Growth and feed efficiency of growing dairy replacement heifers supplemented with rimensin or bovatec en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1998 en_US
dc.citation.epage 49 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jshirley en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid scheffel en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid etitgeme en_US

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