A.S. Series 72-25
Efficiency of urea utilization may be affected by several factors. Among these are level and source of energy, level and source of protein and amount of urea in the total diet and in the supplement. Other essential nutrients in the diet should be properly balanced. There has been a tendency in recent years to use higher levels of urea than was earlier recommended. Under some conditions, urea has been satisfactory as the only supplemental protein to diets for cattle. However, consideration should be given to likely problems of palatability and potential toxicity as well as to efficiency of urea utilization.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Davidson, B. E. and Embry, L. B., "Sulfur and Methionine Supplementation With Urea for Feedlot Cattle" (1972). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1972. 10.