Feed intake, ruminal fermentation, and animal behavior of beef heifers fed forage free diets containing nonforage fiber sources.

@article{Iraira2013FeedIR,
  title={Feed intake, ruminal fermentation, and animal behavior of beef heifers fed forage free diets containing nonforage fiber sources.},
  author={Sergio Iraira and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Ruiz de la Torre and Maria Rodr{\'i}guez-Prado and S. Calsamiglia and Xavier Manteca and Alfred Ferret},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={3827-35}
}
Eight Simmental heifers (initial BW 313.4 ± 13.2 kg) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 experimental treatments in a 4 × 4 double Latin square design. The experiment was performed in four 28-d periods. Treatments tested were a control diet in which barley straw (BS) was used as a fiber source and 3 diets where the main difference was the nonforage fiber source used: soybean hulls (SH), beet pulp (BP) in pellets, and whole cottonseed (WCS). All ingredients, except the fiber sources, were ground… CONTINUE READING