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Beef Research Report, 2003

ASL R1833

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The Effects Of Direct-Fed Microbials On Feedlot Performance And Carcass Characteristics Of Finishing Steers Fed Wet Corn Gluten Feed, Allen H. Trenkle Jan 2003

The Effects Of Direct-Fed Microbials On Feedlot Performance And Carcass Characteristics Of Finishing Steers Fed Wet Corn Gluten Feed, Allen H. Trenkle

Beef Research Report, 2003

This experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of daily feeding a live microbial preparation containing live organisms fed to finishing cattle. Additions of live organisms to the rumen are thought to improve the fermentation and overall digestion. Three strains of a lactobacillus and a propionibacterium were studied in this experiment. The study was conducted with Angus steers with an average initial weight of 625 lbs and fed a finishing diet containing on a dry basis 30% wet corn gluten feed, 60% rolled corn, 8% chopped hay and 2% supplement for 174 days. Feeding the microbial product being marketed for ...