Effect of pregnancy on forage intake and utilization in spring-calving beef heifers wintered on flint hills range

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dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T21:41:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6450
dc.description.abstract Six ruminally and eight bi-fistulated (ruminal and esophageal), 2-yr-old beef heifers were used to study the effects of pregnancy on forage intake and utilization under grazing conditions. During the third trimester of gestation, pregnant heifers ate more (P<.05) forage than nonpregnant heifers and maintained similar (P>.10) levels of organic matter and fiber digestibility. As calving neared, pregnant animals had higher (P<.05) rates of passage and tended to have lower ruminal capacity •(P=.15) and digesta fill (P=.14) than nonpregnant animals. Differences in quality of diet selected by the two groups were minimal. 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 Heifers en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Digestibility en_US
dc.subject Winter range en_US
dc.title Effect of pregnancy on forage intake and utilization in spring-calving beef heifers wintered on flint hills range en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 86 en_US
dc.citation.spage 84 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US


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