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  • Effect of flax grain inclusion on rumen fermentation, digestion, and microbial protein synthesis in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle.

    Author(s) : Gilbery, T. C.Lardy, G. P.Hagberg, D. S.Bauer, M. L.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, NDSU Department 7060, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108, USA.

    Author Email : trent.gilbery@ndsu.edu

    Journal article : Animal Feed Science and Technology 2010 Vol.161 No.1/2 pp.1-8 ref.37

    Abstract : Four Holstein steers (339±10 kg initial BW) fitted with ruminal and duodenal cannulae were used in a 4×4 Latin square design to evaluate the effectseffectsSubject Category: Properties
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    of flaxflaxSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    inclusion in dietsdietsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    for growing and finishingfinishingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    cattle on intake, ruminal fermentation, and site of digestiondigestionSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    . Flax at 80 g/kg of dietary DM in growing (0.4 concentrate) and finishing (0.8 concentrate) diets replaced linseedlinseedSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    meal and a portion of the corn. Data were analyzed as a 2×2 factorial; the main effects were ration type (growing or finishing) and flax inclusion (with or without flax). Diets were formulated to contain 140 g/kg CP for growing and finishing. No differences (P≥0.24) were observed for DM intake (10.2±0.54 kg/d; 2.4±0.09% of BW). Flax inclusion decreased microbial OM flow at the duodenumduodenumSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    (P=0.02). Total tract OM digestion was greater for steers fed finishing diets (P=0.02) and apparent ruminal OM digestibilitydigestibilitySubject Category: Properties
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    tended to be greater for steers fed finishing diets (P=0.09). Steers consuming finishing diets had greater (P=0.001) total tract CP digestion. Microbial efficiency was not affected (P=0.36; g N/kg OM) by diet type or flax inclusion. Steers fed growing diets had greater (P≤0.004) ruminal aNDF and ADF digestion. Steers consuming flax had lower (P=0.02) ruminal ammoniaammoniaSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    . There was no effect (P≥0.19) of flax on CP, aNDF, ADF, and OM ruminal and total tract digestion. Results indicate that substituting 8% flax for part of corn and linseed meal in growing and finishing diets by beef cattlebeef cattleSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    did not alter OM and CP digestion.

    ISSN : 0377-8401

    DOI : 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2010.06.008

    Record Number : 20103374200

    Publisher : Elsevier Ltd

    Location of publication : Oxford

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : cattlecattleSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Holstein (cattle breed)holstein (cattle breed)Subject Category: Animal Breeds
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    , Linum usitatissimumlinum usitatissimumSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : ammoniaammoniaSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , animal feedinganimal feedingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , animal nutritionanimal nutritionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , animal productionanimal productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , beef cattlebeef cattleSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , breedsbreedsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , cattle breedscattle breedsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , dietsdietsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , digestibilitydigestibilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , digestiondigestionSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , duodenumduodenumSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , effectseffectsSubject Category: Properties
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    , feedsfeedsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , fermentationfermentationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , finishingfinishingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , flaxflaxSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , linseedlinseedSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , microbial proteinsmicrobial proteinsSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , physiologyphysiologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , protein synthesisprotein synthesisSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , proteinsproteinsSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , rumenrumenSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , rumen fermentationrumen fermentationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , synthesissynthesisSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : animal breed, animal breeds, fattening, feeding stuffs, Holstein, protein biosynthesis

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    , cattlecattleSubject Category: Organism Names
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