Comparison of Tifton 85 and Coastal bermudagrasses for yield, nutrient traits, intake, and digestion by growing beef steers.

@article{Mandebvu1999ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of Tifton 85 and Coastal bermudagrasses for yield, nutrient traits, intake, and digestion by growing beef steers.},
  author={P. Mandebvu and J. W. West and Gretchen M Hill and Roger N. Gates and Ronald D. Hatfield and Benjamin G. Mullinix and A R Hoyle Parks and Angela Caudle},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1572-86}
}
A study was undertaken to compare Tifton 85 (T85) and Coastal (CBG) bermudagrasses for effects of cultivar and age at harvest on yields of DM and digestible DM, in vitro digestion, nutrient content, cell wall composition, in situ digestion kinetics, and feed intake and digestion by growing beef steers. In Exp. 1, T85 and CBG forages staged for growth in May or July of 1993 were harvested at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 wk from subplots. Tifton 85 bermudagrass had 7.1% greater DM yield, 18.2% higher (P… CONTINUE READING