New developments in feeding wheat to cattle

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Show simple item record Brethour, J. Lee, B. Riley, Jack G. 2010-12-10T17:47:00Z 2010-12-10T17:47:00Z 2010-12-10
dc.description.abstract At least for the varieties we studied, hard red winter wheat was superior to soft red winter wheat in beef cattle rations. That contradicts the perception that feed wheats should be soft. The net energy values of Larned hard wheat and Hart soft wheat were 102% and 99% that of corn, respectively. Adding Rumensin® to wheat rations improved performance, probably by reducing acidosis instead of increasing ration net energy value. There was a positive associative effect when wheat and milo were fed together but not when wheat and corn or corn and milo were combined. Steer performance was improved by adding 3% fat to rations; that improvement was proportional to the amount of wheat in the rations and was probably due to the fat's added energy, Steers that were fed fat graded better and gained more uniformly. When 100% wheat was fed, overall performance was satisfactory only when fat was included. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1985 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 85-319-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 470 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Wheat en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title New developments in feeding wheat to cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 52 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1985 en_US

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