Cattlemen's Day, 1972; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 557; Beef; Starea; Urea; Soybean meal; Protein; Growing rations; Finishing rations


Use of urea in beef cattle rations, particularly in rations containing high levels of roughage (growing-type rations), has been limited by urea's toxicity, segregation and mixing problems, palatability, and poor use by animals. We compared soybean meal, Starea® (44% protein equivalent), Starea ® (60% protein equivalent), a milo-urea pellet, and a urea-infused milo berry material as protein (nitrogen) supplements in growing-type rations. Animals used in a nitrogen-balance study were then fed a 70% concentrate ration, receiving the same sources of protein.

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