A.S. Series 77-16
Ruminants make the most efficient use of forage of any of the farm animal species. Recently, increased attention has been given to finishing cattle on high-forage or all-forage rations. This could become more important if the world demand for grain for human consumption increases and less grain is available for livestock feeding. Limited information is available on forage finishing exotic crossbred cattle. When the percent of forage in a ration is increased, the rate of gain will be reduced and the time spent in the feedlot extended.
This experiment compares the feedlot and carcass performance of exotic crossbred cattle finished on all-forage vs a traditional high corn grain ration.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Anderson, V. L. and Dinkel, C. A., "Forage Finishing Exotic Crossbred Cattle" (1977). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1977. 7.