Forages for Cattle: New Methods of Determining Energy Content and Evaluating Heat Damage

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Forages for Cattle: New Methods of Determining Energy Content and Evaluating Heat Damage

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Title: Forages for Cattle: New Methods of Determining Energy Content and Evaluating Heat Damage
Author: Belyea, Ronald L. (Ronald Leslie), 1943-; Ricketts, Rex E. (Rex Errol), 1941-
Keywords: forage analysis
cattle feed
Date: 1993-03
Publisher: University of Missouri Extension
Abstract: The crude fiber method of feed analysis has been used for more than 100 years. Although this method was an important first attempt at determining the energy content of feeds, it has a number of shortcomings. A new analytical approach for estimating energy content of forages was developed by Van Soest in the 1960s at the USDA Beltsville Nutritional Research Facility. These detergent fiber analyses give more accurate estimates of forage energy values and now are used for forage analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3730
Other Identifiers: G3150

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