Paraformaldehyde-treated bird-resistant sorghum grain as energy source in fattening diets for beef steers (Short communication)

Author: J.P. Campher, H.H. Meissner, T. Shelby & N. Janse van Rensburg
Year: 1984
Issue: 1
Volume: 14
Page: 52 - 54

Three groups of nine steers each were fed fattening diets, containing either non bird-resistant (NBR), paraformaldehyde-treated bird-resistant (PBR) or bird-resistant (BR) sorghum grain as the energy source, for 105 days. The BR group performed consistently worse than both the NBR and PBR groups.  Although not statistically significant, there was a tendency for the NBR group to perform better than the PBR group.



Keywords: beef steers, fattening diets, processing, Sorghum
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