Decreasing the roughage:concentrate ratio of a diet to determine the critical roughage part for beef cattle.

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The critical roughage part (CRP) of 2 diet types was determined in a cross-over design with 6 double-muscled and 6 normally conformed Belgian Blue bulls fitted with rumen cannulae. The roughage:concentrate ratio was lowered weekly until signs of a lack of physical structure were observed. For diet 1, consisting of maize silage and concentrates, the initial… (More)

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@article{Campeneere2002DecreasingTR, title={Decreasing the roughage:concentrate ratio of a diet to determine the critical roughage part for beef cattle.}, author={Sam De Campeneere and Leo O. Fiems and Johan L. De Boever and Jos{\'e} M. Vanacker and Dani{\"{e}l L De Brabander}, journal={Archiv fur Tierernahrung}, year={2002}, volume={56 1}, pages={1-12} }