Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 1999


Published in 1999 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Published by Agricultural Research Division & University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension , Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Substitution of beet pulp or chicory pulp for corn silage was evaluated in a 64-day feeding trial using yearling steers. Rations contained 27.7 percent (DM) beet pulp or chicory pulp. Chicory pulp utilized in this trial is a suitable feed resource for beef cattle. Feed intake was significantly lower with chicory pulp addition. Palatability or very high water content of rations which reduced ration quality are potential reasons for decreased consumption of rations containing chicory pulp.