Dose response to supplemental fat by finishing steers

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Show simple item record Gramlich, S.M. Brandt, Robert T., Jr. Pope, Ronald V. 2010-11-02T19:39:48Z 2010-11-02T19:39:48Z 2010-11-02
dc.description.abstract A trial with 100 head of crossbred steers (avg wt 879 lb) was conducted to determine the effects of tallow (none, 2, 4, 6, 8% of ration dry matter) on the performance and carcass characteristics of finishing cattle fed a corn-based diet. Protein levels were maintained at a constant ratio to the calculated metabolizable energy concentration of the diets. Initially, feed intake decreased as tallow increased; however, similar intakes were obtained after 11 days. Dry matter intakes throughout the finishing period were reduced 5.2, 6.9 and 7.7%, respectively, for the 4, 6 and 8% tallow diets. Average daily gain was similar for the control, 2, and 4% levels and declined 4.9 and 13.3% for the 6 and 8% tallow diets, respectively. Feed efficiency had a quadratic relationship with added fat and was best at 4% fat. There were no significant differences in carcass traits among treatments. Therefore, for steers finished on corn-based diets, 4% tallow appeared to be optimum, considering performance, efficiency, and carcass quality. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-361-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 592 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Tallow en_US
dc.subject Finishing en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Carcass traits en_US
dc.title Dose response to supplemental fat by finishing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 6 en_US
dc.citation.spage 4 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

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