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Effect of altering the ratio of dry rolled corn to high moisture harvested sorghum grain on site and extent of starch digestion in heifers

Streeter, M.N.; Wagner, D.G.; Hibberd, C.A.; Putnam, M.R.

Animal Science Research Report, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (MP-118): 86-90

1986


Accession: 001342390

Dry rolled maize and high-moisture harvested sorghum grain were provided in diets of 100% dry rolled maize 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 and 100% high-moisture sorghum grain. Diets were given at 2% of body weight (dry basis) in a 5 x 5 Latin square using Hereford-Angus heifers (693 lb) equipped with ruminal, duodenal and ileal T-type cannulae. Total tract starch digestibility decreased linearly with more high-moisture sorghum grain.

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