Department of Animal Science


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2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports


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Inoculant, Biotal® Buchneri 500, was used to evaluate effects of silage inoculant on feedlot cattle performance and the inclusion of a yeast product, Levucell- SC. Silage was fed at 15 or 40% inclusion so overall treatment structure was a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments. Numerous 3- way interactions were observed, but appear due to inconsistent patterns of treatment eff ects. Feeding silage at 40% increased DMI, decreased ADG, and increased F:G compared to feeding 15% silage. Inoculant or feeding Levucell- SC did not improve performance.

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