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Title: Nitrogen metabolism in beef steers fed gamagrass or orchardgrass hay with or without a supplement
Year: 2005
Author(s): Magee, K. J., Poore, M. H., Burns, J. C., Huntington, G. B.
Source Title: Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Source Type: Journal
pages: 107-109
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: A 50:50 soybean hull:corn grain supplement fed at 0.75% of body weight (BW) decreased ad libitum gamagrass or orchardgrass hay intake by steers, but increased total dry matter (DM) intake, DM digestibility, N intake, and N retained. Supplementation had a greater effect on N metabolism in steers fed orchardgrass than steers fed gamagrass.