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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1959. Department of Animal Husbandry.


Copyright 1959, the author. Used by permission.


The experiment reported here was designed to compare the digestibility and efficiency of ground concentrates versus pelleted concentrates, ground roughages versus pelleted roughages and combinations of these.The same feeds were fed to both the growing and finishing cattle. The only difference in the rations was the concentrate to roughage ration.An attempt was made to control the quantitative intake of the rations and to control the grinding procedure, thus the only variable being the form in which the feeds were fed.It is believed by most experimenters that the greater gains reported from the use of pelleted feeds are due to a greater intake of feed rather than an improvement in chemical or physical qualities of the feed.

Advisor: Donald C. Clanton