A comparison of two non-protein nitrogen sources as supplements for steers fed low quality tropical forage diets

Lindsay, J. A. and Hirst, D. J. and Toleman, Mark and Stephenson, H. P. (1984) A comparison of two non-protein nitrogen sources as supplements for steers fed low quality tropical forage diets. In: 15th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference: Animal Production in Australia , 13-17 Feb 1984, Armidale, Australia.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Published Version)
Lindsay_Hirst_Toleman_Stephenson_PV.pdf

Download (82Kb)

Abstract

Urea is widely used as a source of non-protein-nitrogen (NPN) in supplements offered to cattle during the tropical dry season. There are potential toxicity risks associated with urea feeding and a low toxixity NPN may have a role in supplements which are consumed by cattle fed at infrequent intervals. One such NPN is Isobutylidene diurea (IBDU) which is available as a slow release garden fertilizer. Some recent research has shown that a slowly degraded source of ruminal NPN improved performance compared with a rapidly degraded from such as urea.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 5334
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Abstract deposited with blanket permission of the Australian Society of Animal Production.
Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 05:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-protein nitrogen sources; supplements; steers; low quality tropical forage diets
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070204 Animal Nutrition
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5334

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only