Performance of and Nutrient Utilization by Steers Consuming Kenaf, Pearl Millet, or Mixed Grass1

@inproceedings{Rude2002PerformanceOA,
  title={Performance of and Nutrient Utilization by Steers Consuming Kenaf, Pearl Millet, or Mixed Grass1},
  author={Brian J. Rude and B. S. Baldwin and Katie Hanson},
  year={2002}
}
  • Brian J. Rude, B. S. Baldwin, Katie Hanson
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • ABSTRACT Kenaf [Hibiscus cannabinus L.] is primarily used as an industrial fiber. However, during the vegetative phase, nutrients from kenaf may be utilized as cattle feed. To determine animal performance, grazing trials were conducted for 2 consecutive yr. During the first year, 72 steers (214 ± 65 kg) were assigned to one of three forages: kenaf, pearl millet, or a bermudagrass/dallisgrass mix and allowed to graze for 56 d. Average daily gains for steers grazing pearl millet was greater (P 

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