Cattlemen's Day, 1972; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 557; Beef; Grass Hay; Maturity


The evaluation of pastures by esophageally fistulated steers requires artificial rumen techniques to determine digestibilities of grasses. To develop a regression curve between data obtained by an artificial rumen and those from a grazing animal, we conducted a series of metabolism studies and artificial rumen trials using native prairie hay from the Flint Hill area cut at three maturity stages.


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