Cattlemen's Day, 1987; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 87-309-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 514; Beef; Protein:Energy ratio; Intake; Digestibility; Fill; Bluestem
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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DelCurto, T.; Cochran, R.C.; Jacques, K.A.; Harmon, D.L.; Towne, G.; Avery, T.B.; and Vanzant, E.S.
"Effect of supplemental protein:ratio on the intake, digestibility, fill, and turnover of dormant bluestem range-grasses,"
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