Effects of ammonia load on methionine utilization by growing steers.

Seven ruminally cannulated Holstein steers (194 +/- 16 kg) housed in metabolism crates were used in a 6 x 6 Latin square, with one additional steer, to study effects of ruminal ammonia load on methionine (Met) use. All steers received a diet based on soybean hulls (2.6 kg DM/d), ruminal infusions of 200 g/d of acetate, 200 g/d of propionate, and 50 g/d of… (More)