Evaluating the Effect Maturity on the Intake and Digestibility of Switchgrass Hay Consumed by Beef Steers

  title={Evaluating the Effect Maturity on the Intake and Digestibility of Switchgrass Hay Consumed by Beef Steers},
  author={David Davis},
OF THESIS EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF MATURITY ON INTAKE AND DIGESTIBLITY OF SWITCHGRASS HAY CONSUMED BY BEEF STEERS There has been increased interest in utilizing switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) as biomass. There are several challenges to developing this industry, and these have led to the potential use of switchgrass as hay for feeding beef cattle in Kentucky. The effect of increasing maturity on crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF) and nutritive values of… CONTINUE READING
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