Influence of supplemental protein concentration on intake, utilization, and quality of diet selected by steers grazing dormant tallgrass-prairie

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dc.contributor.author DelCurto, T.
dc.contributor.author Cochran, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Beharka, A.A.
dc.contributor.author Vanzant, E.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:44:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T21:44:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6471
dc.description.abstract Fifteen ruminally and 12 esophageally cannulated steers were randomly assigned to receive low (LP), moderate (MP), and high (HP) crude protein (CP) supplements in a 23-day winter grazing trial designed to evaluate dormant tallgrass forage intake and utilization. Supplemental CP levels were 13, 26, or 39%, respectively. Forage organic matter (OM) intake was greatest (P<.05) for the MP steers. Likewise, fiber (NDF) digestibility and ruminal fill were largest (P<.10) for the MP treatment. Furthermore, the quality of diet selected tended to improve with increasing supplemental protein concentration. Increasing CP concentration in supplements dramatically improves the intake and utilization of dormant forage. In this study, intake and digestibility were optimized with the MP supplement. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 89-567-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 567 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Protein concentrations en_US
dc.subject Intake en_US
dc.subject Utilization en_US
dc.subject Quality en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Dormant tallgrass-prairie en_US
dc.title Influence of supplemental protein concentration on intake, utilization, and quality of diet selected by steers grazing dormant tallgrass-prairie en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 40 en_US
dc.citation.spage 37 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1989, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1989 en_US


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