whole corn, sodium bicarbonate, finishing cattle
A total of 160 steers were fed a whole corn-no roughage diet without a buffer or with sodium bicarbonate at a level of .87% of the dry diet . The finishing period of 112 days followed the feeding of a high corn silage diet. Overall feed intake. weight gains and feed conversion were similar (P>.05) for steers supplemented with sodium bicarbonate as for those that did not receive the buffer. Small period differences in performance that were observed between treatments were not significant (P>.05). Carcass characteristics were similar for the control and sodium bicarbonate treatments.
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Luther, Richard M. and Goetz, M., "Whole Shelled Corn with and Without Sodium Bicarbonate for Finishing Beef Steers" (1986). South Dakota Beef Report, 1986. 9.