A growing-finishing trial of 123 days was conducted using forty feeder lambs. The lambs were fed a diet consisting of rolled high-moisture corn, alfalfa brome haylage and a supplement fortified with minerals and vitamin A. Lambs fed a supplement containing 100 ppm of niacin added to the diet gained essentially the same rate and consumed similar amounts of total dry feed as lambs not receiving the vitamin. Feed requirements were slightly higher for the lambs fed the niacin supplement. These results suggest that diets containing corn and alfalfa brome haylage are likely to contain enough niacin to meet the needs of lambs of this weight.
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Luther, Richard M. and Lakner, Cherie, "Niacin Supplementation of Growing and Finishing Lambs" (1985). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 2.