A preliminary report of trials on feeding beef cattle with molasses and urea

Su, M.L.; Lin, Z.X.; Lin, G.Z.

Fujian Agricultural Science and Technology Fujian Nongye Keji 5: 34-35


Accession: 001288181

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A total of 30 Charolais X Chinese Yellow cattle 17 to 19 months old were fed in 5 groups on a low-energy, low-protein diet without or with urea 0.06 and molasses 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 kg/head daily. Average total bodyweight gain was 32.3, 36.0, 37.2, 39.0 and 37.5 kg. The 4th group which gained 39 kg ate daily 1.96 kg concentrates, 1.5 kg molasses and 120 g urea. Compared with the 1st group, the 3rd took 0.35 kg less concentrate for each kg gained. It was suggested that a daily allowance of molasses and urea at 1.06-1.45 and 0.1 to 0.2% of bodyweight, respectively, was suitable.