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Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Diet samples were collected May through September (2003) and May through November (2004) using esophageally fistulated cows at ranches in the Sandhills and southwest Nebraska. Differences in CP between the two locations were significant. Diets collected in May and June had higher CP (P = 0.04) than those collected in August through November. No interactions were detected between year and location in diet digestibility and diet digestibility was similar for southwest Nebraska and Sandhills diets.