Energy levels for growing and finishing steers

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Michael E.
dc.contributor.author Riley, Jack G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T19:37:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T19:37:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7928
dc.description 1776-1976 "Buffalo to Beef" is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 1976
dc.description.abstract Four combinations of low (LE), moderate (ME) and high (HE) energy rations were fed to growing and finishing steers. The four treatments were: LE-ME; LE-HE; ME-ME and ME-HE. All steers were more efficient during the growing phase (473 to 750 lbs.) than the finishing phase (750 to 1050 lbs.). During the growing phase, performance of steers fed the ME ration exceeded that of steers fed the LE ration. During the finishing phase, performance of steers fed the HE ration exceeded that of steers fed the ME ration. Steers on the LE-HE treatment required more energy per lb. of gain than steers on any of the other three treatments. Carcass merit was similar for carcasses from the different treatments. The fact that these cattle were slaughtered at similar weights, and that steers on lower energy rations were fed longer, affected carcass traits more than ration energy did. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1976 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 262 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Steers en_US
dc.subject Rations en_US
dc.title Energy levels for growing and finishing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1976 en_US
dc.citation.epage 69 en_US
dc.citation.spage 66 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1976, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1976 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US


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