Sources of roughage and milo for finishing steers

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Show simple item record Bolsen, K. Riley, Jack G. 2011-03-04T19:41:34Z 2011-03-04T19:41:34Z 2011-03-04
dc.description 1776-1976 "Buffalo to Beef" is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 1976
dc.description.abstract One hundred five yearling steers were used to evaluate seven milo treatments: (1) dry, (2) micronized, (3) steam flaked +.2% propionic acid (acid-flake), (4) field harvested high moisture (F-HM) ensiled whole in an 02 -limiting silo, (5) F-HM rolled and ensiled in a concrete stave silo, (6) reconstituted, high moisture (R-HM) ensiled whole in an 02 -limiting silo and (7) R-HM rolled and ensiled in a concrete stave silo; and three roughages: (1) corn silage, (2) equal parts sorghum silage and milo stover silage and (3) milo stover pellets. The complete mixed rations fed during the 92-day trial were 80% milo, 15% roughage and 5% supplement. Steers fed micronized or acid-flake milo gained 16 and 20% more efficiently, respectively, than steers fed dry-rolled milo. Efficiencies of gain were similar for steers fed dry-rolled milo and those fed any one of the four high moisture milo treatments. Rates of gain and carcass characteristics were not significantly affected by milo treatment. Corn silage supported faster (P<.05) and more efficient (P<.05) gains than sorghum-mile stover silages or milo stover pellets. 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 Roughage en_US
dc.subject Milo en_US
dc.subject Finishing steers en_US
dc.title Sources of roughage and milo for finishing steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1976 en_US
dc.citation.epage 40 en_US
dc.citation.spage 38 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1976, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1976 en_US

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