Influence of sorghum grain supplementation on forage utilization by beef steers consuming immature bluestem

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, Dec 1987

Supplementing beef steers consuming immature bluestem with 0, 1, 2, or 4 lbs of sorghum grain daily did not affect forage intake. Thus, total intake increased as level of grain increased. Total dry matter, cell wall, and starch digestibilities were mildly depressed with increasing grain. Rumen fill and rates of passage were similar for all treatments, and differences in rumen fermentation characteristics were minimal.

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Influence of sorghum grain supplementation on forage utilization by beef steers consuming immature bluestem

Influence of sorghum grain supplementation on forage utilization by beef steers consuming immature bluestem E.S. Vanzant A.A. Beharka R.C. Cochran T.B. Avery Part of the Other Animal Sciences Commons Recommended Citation - See next page for additional authors Follow this and additional works at: http://newprairiepress.org/kaesrr This report is brought to you for free and open access by New Prairie Press. It has been accepted for inclusion in Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports by an authorized administrator of New Prairie Press. Copyright 1987 Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. Contents of this publication may be freely reproduced for educational purposes. All other rights reserved. Brand names appearing in this publication are for product identification purposes only. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Influence of sorghum grain supplementation on forage utilization by beef steers consuming immature bluestem Abstract Supplementing beef steers consuming immature bluestem with 0, 1, 2, or 4 lbs of sorghum grain daily did not affect forage intake. Thus, total intake increased as level of grain increased. Total dry matter, cell wall, and starch digestibilities were mildly depressed with increasing grain. Rumen fill and rates of passage were similar for all treatments, and differences in rumen fermentation characteristics were minimal. Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Authors E.S. Vanzant, A.A. Beharka, R.C. Cochran, T.B. Avery, and K.A. Jacques This Research Report article is available in Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports: http://newprairiepress.org/ kaesrr/vol0/iss1/1009


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E.S. Vanzant, A.A. Beharka, R.C. Cochran, T.B. Avery, K.A. Jacques. Influence of sorghum grain supplementation on forage utilization by beef steers consuming immature bluestem, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, 1987,