A.S. Series 71-18
Eight lots, five or six heifers each, (42 heifers total) were fed one of four diets for 119 days to study the effect of sawdust inclusion in a growing diet on the performance of feeder calves. The diets were alfalfa-concentrate, sawdust-concentrate, corn silage and sawdust silage. (See table 1 for specific diet composition). Trace mineral salt and dicalcium phosphate were fed free choice and vitamin A was supplemented to provide a calculated 10,000 to 12,000 I.U. per head per day. Brome-alfalfa loose hay was provided for the first week during adaptation to the experimental diets.
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Department of Animal Science and the Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Slyter, A. L. and Kamstra, L. D., "Pine Sawdust as a Roughage Replacement in Feeder Cattle Diets" (1971). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1971. 4.