A.S. Series 74-1
Previous reports discussed toxicity trials with untreated sawdust, indicating no toxicity to ruminants when fed up to 25% of the ration. The low digestibility (7-10%) of softwood sawdust produced from the mills in western South Dakota limits its usage as a major ration component. The objective of this experiment is to demonstrate the usage of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) sawdust as a nonnutritive roughage component in beef finishing rations.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State University
Kamstra, L. D., "Pine Sawdust as a Roughage Substitute in Beef Finishing Rations" (1974). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1974. 2.