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Influence of barley silage:concentrate ratio on rate and efficiency of liveweight gain, diet digestibility and carcass characteristics of beef steers

Influence of barley silage:concentrate ratio on rate and efficiency of liveweight gain, diet digestibility and carcass characteristics of beef steers

Canadian Journal of Animal Science 74(3): 495-501

80 Hereford steers (initial body weight 188 to 245 kg) were fed on diets with ratios of 100:0, 75.1:24.9, 58.3:41.7, 34.4:65.6, 18.9:81.1, 8.0:92.0, 3.7:96.3 or 0:100 barley silage:concentrate on a DM basis. Diets were fed to provide about equal DE/unit liveweight for 24 weeks, then fed to appetite until the steers reached a market weight of about 515 kg.

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DOI: 10.4141/cjas94-070

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