Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2009

Comments

Published in 2009 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (Lincoln, NE: December, 2008). Copyright © 2008 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Abstract

Nine ruminally fistulated steers were used in a metabolism experiment to evaluate the effect of a new direct-fed microbial (DFM) on acidosis. No statistical differences were observed in dry matter intake (DMI). Minimum pH was significantly lower in steers fed the DFM during grain adaptation, resulting in a greater change in ruminal pH and pH variance for steers fed DFM during grain adaptation. However, once steers were on the finishing diet, no differences were detected due to treatment.



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