Effects of base ingredient in cooked molasses blocks on intake and digestion of prairie hay by beef steers

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dc.contributor.author Greenwood, R.H.
dc.contributor.author Titgemeyer, Evan C.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T19:13:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T19:13:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-24T19:13:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4747
dc.description.abstract Blocks based on cooked beet molasses, cane molasses, or concentrated separator by-product, CSB) were tested to compare their effects on intake and digestion of prairie hay by beef steers. All blocks contained at least 30% crude protein. Steers fed the cooked molasses blocks consumed and 22% more forage than control steers, but forage intakes were not different among the three different blocks. Intakes of digestible organic matter and neutral detergent fiber, indicators of energy available to the steers, were increased 38 and 29% respectively, by block supple-mentation but were not different among the three blocks. However, total tract organic matter and neutral detergent fiber digestibilities, expressed as a percent of intake, were slightly higher for steers fed the beet molasses block than those fed the cane molasses block or the CSB block. In summary, supplementation with cooked molasses blocks that contained adequate degradable protein increased forage intake and digestion. Generally, blocks made from the different by-products elicited similar responses, though steers fed the beet molasses product tended to have greater digestibilities than those fed blocks made from cane molasses or concentrated separator by-product. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 804 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1998 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Forage en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Digestability en_US
dc.subject Cooked molasses blocks en_US
dc.title Effects of base ingredient in cooked molasses blocks on intake and digestion of prairie hay by beef steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1998 en_US
dc.citation.epage 18 en_US
dc.citation.spage 16 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1998, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1998 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid etitgeme en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US


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