Effects of crude protein level in diets of feedlot steers fed to achieve step-wise increases in rate of gain
Rossi, J.E.; Loerch, S.C.; Fluharty, F.L.
Special Circular Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center 162: 32-37
A study was conducted to compare feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of steers fed to achieve step-wise increases in gain and provided supplemental CP either equal in pounds or percentage with that of steers offered feed ad libitum. Performance between steers fed on equal pounds or percentage daily CP as ad libitum steers was not different when gain was 2.5 or 3.0 pounds daily. Overall average daily gain was lower for prescription intake than ad libitum intake steers (P<0.05).