Can Cactus [Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw] Cladodes Plus Urea Replace Wheat Bran in Steers´ Diet?

Objective The study aimed to evaluated the effect of replacing wheat bran for cactus cladodes plus urea (0, 25, 50, 75, and 100%) on the intake of nutrients, nitrogen balance, microbial protein synthesis, and rumen fermentation for steers. Methods Five crossbred steers (½ Holstein-Zebu), with rumen cannula and an average body weight of 180 ± 5.3 kg, were… CONTINUE READING