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The effect of biuret grain and a mineral mixture on the intake and liveweight performance of steers

Ernst, A.J., Limpus, J.F., O'Rourke, P.K. and Loxton, I.D. (1976) The effect of biuret grain and a mineral mixture on the intake and liveweight performance of steers. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 33 (2). pp. 213-221.

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In two pen-feeding experiments, commercial Brahman x Shorthorn steers, fed a basal diet of either rice straw or native pasture hay, were supplemented with 142 g grain per head per day; 71 g biuret per head per day; grain plus biuret; grain plus biuret plus mineral mix (2 g Na, 5 g P, 3 g S per head per day); or biuret plus mineral mix. Feeding biuret significantly (P < 0.05) improved liveweight performance, but the addition of grain to the biuret failed to give any additional response. Inclusion of a mineral mix with the biuret with or without grain reduced the adaption period as judged by increased roughage intake from 7 weeks to 3 weeks.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Keywords:INCOMPLETE; RECORD SOURCE: BEEF CATTLE HUSBANDRY BRANCH
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:15 Apr 2024 02:04
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 06:27

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