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A Progress Report...Pigeon Grass and Beet Pulp as Substitutes for Barley in Steer Rations

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dc.contributor.author Dinusson, W. E.
dc.contributor.author Hernandez, Jesus G.
dc.contributor.author Erickson, D. O.
dc.contributor.author Haugse, C. N.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title A Progress Report...Pigeon Grass and Beet Pulp as Substitutes for Barley in Steer Rations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 33, No. 02, pp. 03-07 en_US
dc.description Pigeon grass seed IPGSI. also called foxtaillgreen foxtail; Setaria viridis. yellow foxtail; Setaria lutescensl. has been one of the most abundant of "screenings" produced in North Dakota. These screenings have been used as ruminant feeds for decades. During the dry "thirties". much of the harvested feed grains contained from 30 to 70 per cent pigeon grass seed. The summer of '74 was a year for an abundance of pigeon grass and shortage of feed grains. The interest in the feeding value of these screenings, sometimes almost pure pigeon grass seed, was widespread and pigeon grass screenings were sold to livestock producers for from 1.5 to 4 cents a pound. In this article, other substitutes are discussed. The molasses beet pulp had slightly higher than average crude protein content, the barley and alfalfa was above average in protein content. So protein supplements were not needed. Pigeon grass seed, although high in protein, had an energy value for finishing cattle making it only slightly higher than hay.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T14:49:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T14:49:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9735
dc.date 1975 en_US
dc.subject Feeds en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US

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