Straw: Low-cost feed but not least cost
AuthorsJohn L Hull
John R. Dunbar
Authors AffiliationsJohn L. Hull is Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis; John R. Dunbar is Animal Scientist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 31(4):18-19. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n04p18. April 1977.
Whenever grain and hay prices are high, there is renewed interest in feeding cereal straws to growing cattle as a possible method of cutting costs. Feeding trials were conducted using cereal straws in rations formulated by a computer least-cost ration program. The growing phase compared barley straw with wheat straw with a further comparison of cottonseed meal (CSM) and urea as the nitrogen source. A standard ration was fed during the fattening phase.
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