Effects of protein level, calcium:phosphorous ratio and monensin on performance of finishing steers

Date

2011-02-08

Authors

Durham, S.
Riley, Jack G.
Pope, Ronald V.

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Publisher

Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station

Abstract

Ration crude protein levels of 10.4% and 12.0% were fed with or without monensin and with calcium-to-phosphorous ratios (Ca:P) of 1:2, 2:1, or 1:1. Steers fed 10.4% crude protein, a 1:1 Ca:P, and Monensin had highest average daily gains and were most efficient. Extra protein in the 12% ration or the extra calcium in the 2:1 ration produced no benefits. Phosphorous in the 1:2 Ca:P apparently was excessive, as indicated by depressed daily gain and poorer efficiency. Monensin significantly increased average daily gain and improved feed efficiency.

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Keywords

Beef, Protein, Calcium:phosphorous ratio, Monensin, Performance, Steers

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