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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1957. Department of Animal Husbandry.
Because of the availability of animal fats as a concentrated source of energy and their possible protein sparing action, this investigation was conducted.
On the basis of this experiment it is apparent that small amounts of animal fats may be added to the ration of fattening steers. However, the addition of a high energy food such as fat to the ration results in a decrease in the digestibility of fiber, which is undesirable since the utility of ruminants lies in their ability to convert fibrous material into a product which may be utilized by humans.
Advisor: John Matsushima