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Wintering beef steers on low quality roughages with nitrogen supplements

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J. L. Hull, University of California, Davis.
W. N. Garrett, University of California, Davis.
J. G. Morris, University of California, Davis.

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California Agriculture 25(3):10-11.

Published March 01, 1971

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Growth responses were obtained in tests with yearling steers fed a low-protein roughage by making available in a saltlick, non-protein nitrogen (urea or biuret). Levels of at least 2 or 3 lbs per head per day of cottonseed meal supplement were needed to obtain comparable growth rates. Urea was also fed in a liquid supplement, using phosphoric acid to control intake, and resulted in a benefit from both the urea and the molasses. Yearling steers restricted for 3 to 4 months to a low-protein roughage diet made satisfactory gains when given a high energy ration in the feedlot.

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Wintering beef steers on low quality roughages with nitrogen supplements

J. L. Hull, W. N. Garrett, J. G. Morris
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Wintering beef steers on low quality roughages with nitrogen supplements

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Authors

J. L. Hull, University of California, Davis.
W. N. Garrett, University of California, Davis.
J. G. Morris, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 25(3):10-11.

Published March 01, 1971

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Abstract

Growth responses were obtained in tests with yearling steers fed a low-protein roughage by making available in a saltlick, non-protein nitrogen (urea or biuret). Levels of at least 2 or 3 lbs per head per day of cottonseed meal supplement were needed to obtain comparable growth rates. Urea was also fed in a liquid supplement, using phosphoric acid to control intake, and resulted in a benefit from both the urea and the molasses. Yearling steers restricted for 3 to 4 months to a low-protein roughage diet made satisfactory gains when given a high energy ration in the feedlot.

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