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An evaluation of crimped maize grain for finishing beef cattle.

The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effect of feeding either crimped maize grain or barley to intensively finished dairy-bred bulls.

Year of Publication2011

There is growing interest in feeding grain maize to cattle due to its high energy (14.5 ME MJ/kg DM) and starch (710g/kg DM) content. A relatively high proportion (350g/kg) of the starch is rumen undegradable compared to 150g/kg for rolled barley which should help minimise problems with rumen acidosis. There is a paucity of information on feeding grain maize to beef cattle in the UK. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effect of feeding either crimped maize grain or barley to intensively finished dairy-bred bulls.

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