Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 85-116-S; Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 460; Dairy; Temperature; Soybeans; Growth rate; Feed consumption


Two trials were conducted to determine the optimum conditions for processing whole soybeans for young calves. In the first trial, laboratory procedures and a nitrogen balance study were used. This information was used to design the second trial in which raw and processed soybeans were evaluated in an 8-wk growth trial using 96 Holstein day-old calves. Starters contained soybean meal (SBM), SBM with added fat, raw soybeans, or soybeans processed at 280, 340, or 375°F in a California Pellet Mill Jet-Sploder. Calves fed the starters containing soybeans processed at 340 consumed more feed, gained faster, had lower fecal scores (less scours), and less mortality.; Dairy Day, 1984, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1984;

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