Commerical feedlot evaluation of four methods of sorghum grain processing

Schake, L.M. and Riggs , J.K. and Butler, O.D. (1972) Commerical feedlot evaluation of four methods of sorghum grain processing. Journal of Animal Science, 34 (6). pp. 926-930.

[img] PDF
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


Two feeding trials were conducted in commerical feedlots of West Texas to study the influence of four grain processing methods upon animal performance and carcass characteristics. Steers fed steam flaked, whole reconstituted and rolled or rolled reconstituted sorghum grain rations (Trial I) gained at similar rates and also produced carcasses with similar characteristics. Similar results were observed for steers fed either steam flaked or micronized sorghum grain rations (Trial II). In Trial I steers fed whole reconstituted and rolled grain rations consumed less feed than the other two treatments resulting in a more desirable feed conversion. In Trial II steers fed micronized grain rations consumed slightly more feed than those fed steam flaked grain rations and showed less desirable feed conversion. Physical characteristics of the processed grains are described

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Texas A&M University, College Station 77843
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 05:09
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 05:10

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item