Influence of frequency of energy supplementation on utilization of early-summer, tallgrass prairie forage

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dc.contributor.author Beaty, J.L.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Lintzenich, B.A.
dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-15T16:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-15T16:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-15T16:46:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6354
dc.description.abstract Fifteen ruminally cannulated beef steers were used in a pasture supplementation experiment to determine the effects of frequency of energy supplementation on intake and digestion of tallgrass prairie forage during early to mid-summer. Steers grazed a common pasture and were assigned to the following treatments: no supplement (control); 4 lb rolled sorghum grain/head/day; 9.3 lb grain/head/3 times weekly. Steers in the two supplemented groups consumed the same amount of sorghum grain/head/week. In general, supplementation was not harmful (P =.17) to forage intake. However, providing supplement 3 times weekly tended (P =.11) to depress forage intake compared with daily supplementation. Although supplementation tended (P =.07) to cause selection of less fiber in the diet, total forage digestion tended (P<.07) to be depressed by supplementation. However, total diet organic matter digestibility was not significantly altered by treatment, probably because of the impact of the highly digestible supplement. Based on trends in intake and grazed forage selection, achieving optimal benefit from supplementation of cattle grazing relatively high-quality forage appears more likely when its provided daily rather than 3 times weekly. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1992 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 92-407-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 651 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Summer range en_US
dc.subject Energy supplement en_US
dc.subject Sorghum grain en_US
dc.subject Forage intake en_US
dc.subject Forage digestion en_US
dc.title Influence of frequency of energy supplementation on utilization of early-summer, tallgrass prairie forage en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1992 en_US
dc.citation.epage 32 en_US
dc.citation.spage 30 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1992, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1992 en_US


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