Animal Science, Department of


Date of this Version

January 2000


Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2000, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


A trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of escape protein supplementation on pasture gains and subsequent finishing performance of cross-bred yearling steers and summer-born calves. Yearling steers and calves were assigned to one of two summer treatments: escape protein supplement or unsupplemented control. Escape protein supplementation improved pasture gains in supplemented steers and calves. Forage dry matter intake during summer grazing was lower for supplemented than unsupplemented steers and calves. Improved gains on range from escape protein were maintained in the feedlot by summer-born calves but not yearling steers.