Influence of method of processing supplemental alfalfa on intake and utilization of dormant, bluestem-range forage by beef steers

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dc.contributor.author Lintzenich, B.A.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.contributor.author Beaty, J.L.
dc.contributor.author Brandt, Robert T., Jr.
dc.contributor.author Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G.
dc.contributor.author St. Jean, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T19:08:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T19:08:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-05T19:08:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6278
dc.description.abstract A digestion trial was conducted to determine the effect of method of processing supplemental alfalfa on the intake and utilization of dormant, bluestem-range forage. Supplement treatments were 1) control: no supplement; 2) ground and pelleted, suncured alfalfa; 3) ground and pelleted dehydrated alfalfa; and 4) longstem alfalfa hay. Bluestem forage intake (% BW), diet digestibility, and ruminal dry matter fill 4 hours after feeding were increased (P<.10) when supplemental alfalfa was fed, compared with no supplementation. Little difference was evident among different forms of supplemental alfalfa for most of the forage utilization characteristics measured. However, a weak trend (P=.18) was observed for increased intake of bluestem forage by the steers supplemented with dehydrated alfalfa pellets compared with suncured alfalfa pellets. 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 Supplements en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Crude protein flow en_US
dc.subject Dormant range en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.title Influence of method of processing supplemental alfalfa on intake and utilization of dormant, bluestem-range forage by beef steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.spage 57 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1993, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1993 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tnagaraj en_US


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