Advisor

Rude, Brian J.

Committee Member

Corzo, Alex

Committee Member

Crenshaw, Mark

Date of Degree

1-1-2008

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Agriculture

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Abstract

Two studies were conducted to evaluate cotton gin mote as a forage replacement by determining nutrient digestibility and nitrogen and energy retention. Three diets were used: 0%, 50%, and 100% mote. Dry matter intake was greatest for steers consuming 100% mote. Digestibility of DM, OM, CP, and energy was least for steers consuming 50% mote and greatest for those consuming 0% mote. Digestibility of NDF and ADF was greatest for steers consuming 0% mote. Fat digestibility was greatest by steers consuming 0% mote and least by steers consuming 100% mote, with those consuming 50% mote being intermediate. Steers consuming 0 and 50% mote retained less protein and energy than those consuming 100% mote. In trial 2, IVDMD of cotton gin mote was evaluated to determine rate of disappearance of DM, CP, NDF, and ADF. The 0% mote diet revealed the greatest rate of disappearance for DM, CP, NDF, and ADF, followed by the 50% and 100% mote diet, respectively.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17491

Comments

digestibility||beef cattle||cotton gin mote

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