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.
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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Published Abstract deposited with blanket permission of the Australian Society of Animal Production.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||non-protein nitrogen sources; supplements; steers; low quality tropical forage diets|
|Subjects:||300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300400 Animal Production > 300403 Animal Nutrition|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Rae Jones|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2010 05:18|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:19|
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