Biological treatment of peanut hay as ruminant feed. B. Borhami*1, S. Soliman2, M. EL-Adawy1, E. Ghonaim2, M. Yacout3, and H. Gado4, 1Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria Univ., Alexandria, Egypt, 2Central Lab for food and Feed (CLFF), Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Gizza, Egypt, 3Animal Production Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Gizza, Egypt, 4Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams Univ., Cario, Egypt.
Predicting intake of maize stover by sheep using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. S. Fernandez-Rivera*, D. Negassa, J. Hanson, and G. Gebremariam, International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Energy costs of steam-flaking corn with different chemical grain conditioning agents. A. T. Moore*1, C. R. Richardson1, J. M. Harris2, G. V. Pollard3, and D. C. Boyles1, 1Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2Westway Feed Products, Inc., Tomball, TX, 3Texas State University, San Marcos.
Determining optimum density of steam-flaked corn for feedlot heifers. M. L. May*, M. J. Quinn, B. E. Depenbush, and J. S. Drouillard, Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Influence of dietary crude protein concentration on pancreatic α-amylase and trypsin activities in feedlot steers. K. C. Swanson*, H. Salim, Y. Wang, S. Holligan, M. Z. Fan, and B. W. McBride, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.
Effects of dexamethasone administration and Revalor-S® on growth, carcass characteristics and visceral organ and fat mass of finishing beef steers. S. E. Kitts*, C. C. Taylor-Edwards, D. B. Edwards, J. B. Cannon, A. F. Beckemeyer, K. E. Earing, D. L. Harmon, E. S. Vanzant, and K. R. McLeod, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Effects of ractopamine HCl and steroid implants on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of cull beef cows. K. W. Harborth*, T. T. Marston, J. A. Unruh, and B. J. Johnson, Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Effect of age on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of cull beef cows. K. W. Harborth*, T. T. Marston, J. A. Unruh, and B. J. Johnson, Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Adding neem oil to a feedlot diet modulated proportions of volatile fatty acids and increased microbial protein synthesis in a continuous culture. W. Z. Yang*1, J. Laurain2, and B. Ametaj3, 1Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 2National Engineering School of Agronomy and Food Sciences, Nancy, France, 3Department of Agricultiral, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Fat tissue deposition and plasma hormone concentrations in early Angus–Nellore cattle treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST). C. L. Martins, R. C. Cervieri, M. D. B. Arrigoni, A. C. Silveira, C. A. Oliveira, D. D. Millen*, R. D. L. Pacheco, H. N. Oliveira, and L. A. L. Chardulo, FMVZ/UNESP Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.
Influence of concentrate supplements on performance of grazing growing steers during the dry season, in tropical pastures. R. H. T. B. Goes*1, R. P. Lana2, D. D. Alves3, A. B. Mancio2, and T. B. Freitas2, 1Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Dourados, MS, Brasil, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG. Brasil, 3Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Janauba, MG, Brasil.
Energy levels in multiple supplements for finishing beef cattle grazing Brachiaria brizantha pasture during the rainy to dry transition season. M. F. L. Sales, M. F. Paulino, P. V. R. Paulino*, M. O. Porto, and S. de Campos Valadares Filho, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil.
Effect of two buffers on nutrient digestibilities and rumina fermentation in Holstein steers. O. D. Montañez-Valdez*1, E. O. Garcia- Flores2, J. R. Barcena-Gama3, S. S. Gonzalez- Muñoz3, M. E. Ortega-Cerrilla3, J. G. Peralta-Ortiz3, and J. H. Avellaneda-Cevallos4, Centro Universitario del Sur de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México, 2Centro Universitario del la Costa Sur de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Autlán, Jalisco, México, 3Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillos, Estado de México, México, Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo, Quevedo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Phase feeding strategies to meet metabolizable amino acid requirements of calf-fed Holstein steers. R. A. Zinn1, J. F. Calderón2, L. Corona3, A. Plascencia2, M. F. Montaño2, and N. Torrentera*2, 1University of California, Davis, El Centro, 2Universidad Autonoma de
Purevjav*2, and M. P. Hoffman2, 1Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, 2Iowa State University, Ames.
Evaluation of a delayed-release anabolic implant in finishing steers. W. Nichols1, J. Hutcheson1, D. Yates1, M. Streeter1, D. Smith*2, and M. Brown2, 1Intervet, Inc., Millsboro, DE, 2West Texas A&M University, Canyon.
Temperament, assessed upon feedlot entry, did not impact performance of Texas A&M Ranch to Rail steers. K. O. Curley, Jr.*1, J. J. Cleere2, J. C. Paschal3, T. H. Welsh, Jr.1, and R. D. Randel4, 1Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, 2Texas Cooperative Extension, College Station, 3Texas Cooperative Extension, Corpus Christi, 4Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Overton.
Effect of frame score on performance and carcass characteristics of steers finished in the feedlot or backgrounded for various time on pasture and finished in the feedlot. H. Koknaroglu1, T. Akunal1, T. Purevjav*2, and M.P. Hoffman2, 1Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, 2Iowa State University, Ames.
Ruminant Nutrition III Exhibit Hall C