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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-8103 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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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.


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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.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
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 (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070204 Animal Nutrition
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300303 Animal nutrition
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5334

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