Date of this Version
2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports
Heifers fed a basal diet of either low or high quality forage were supplemented with a corn residue and corn by- product pellet at 0, 0.5, or 1.0% of BW. A linear increase in final BW, ADG, and feed efficiency was observed as supplement increased for heifers fed high quality forage while a quadratic response was observed for those fed low quality forage. Increasing supplement linearly decreased daily average forage dry matter intake from 16.5 lb to 12.6 lb at 0 and 1.0% of BW, respectively. Accordingly, as supplement intake increased, total dry matter intake increased linearly from 16.5 lb to 19.5 lb at 0 and 1.0% of BW, respectively.