Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, Dec 1987

Feeding a low crude protein (12%) supplement depressed dormant bluestem range-grass fiber digestibility, whereas moderate (27%) and high (41 %) protein supplementation maintained forage digestibility and encouraged intake. Increased intake for moderate and high protein groups appeared to be associated with increased rumen dry matter and indigestible fiber fill.

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Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses

Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses T. DelCurto R.C. Cochran K .A. Jacques D.L. Harmon 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. Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses Abstract Feeding a low crude protein (12%) supplement depressed dormant bluestem range-grass fiber digestibility, whereas moderate (27%) and high (41 %) protein supplementation maintained forage digestibility and encouraged intake. Increased intake for moderate and high protein groups appeared to be associated with increased rumen dry matter and indigestible fiber fill. Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Authors T. DelCurto, R.C. Cochran, K.A. Jacques, D.L. Harmon, G. Towne, T.B. Avery, and E.S. Vanzant This Research Report article is available in Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports: http://newprairiepress.org/ kaesrr/vol0/iss1/1011


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T. DelCurto, R.C. Cochran, K.A. Jacques, D.L. Harmon, G. Towne, T.B. Avery, E.S. Vanzant. Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, 1987,