beef cows, blood meal, corn gluten meal, range, escape, protein, supplement
A spring grazing trial was conducted to determine the effect of a supplement with lower rumen degradability (sometimes referred to as escape protein or bypass protein) than soybean meal on cow and calf performance. Three supplement treatments based on corn, soybean meal and blood meallcorn gluten meal were fed to 70 Simmental-Angus crossbred cows grazing native range from early April to late May. There was no advantage to the escape protein as measured by cow weight change, reproductive performance or calf gain. Corn supplemented cows performed similar to soybean meal supplemented cows.
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Pruitt, R. J. and Heldt, J. S., "Effect of a Blood Meal/Corn Gluten Meal Supplement After Calving on Performance of Cows Grazing Native Range" (1995). South Dakota Beef Report, 1995. 8.