steers, faba bean, drought corn silage, feedlot
Whole plant faba bean silage was compared to corn-alfalfa silage as a roughage source in 30% roughage growing steer diets. When the proportion of faba bean silage was increased from 0 to 10, 20 and 30%, respectively, daily feed intake, average daily gain and feed conversion of the steers were 18.32, 18.38, 18.23, 19.13 Ib per head; 3.66, 3.42, 3.39, 3.57 Ib per head; and 5.01, 5.38, 5.37 and 5.36, respectively. Substitution of faba bean silage for corn-alfalfa silage in a 30% forage diet had no significant (Pc.05) effect on feed intake, weight gain and feed efficiency for growing steers.
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Wagner, J.J.; Nantoume, H.; Hanson, R.; and Sorenson, D.R., "Whole Plant Faba Bean Siage as a Component of Growing Steer Diets" (1990). South Dakota Beef Report, 1990. 8.