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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES TO PROTECT AIR QUALITY, MAINTAIN PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY & ENHANCE USE OF MANURE FROM SOUTHN GREAT PLAINS BEEF & DAIRY AG

Location: Livestock Nutrient Management

Title: Phase feeding crude protein to decrease ammonia emissions from finishing beef cattle

Authors
item Cole, Noel
item Todd, Richard

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: April 11, 2012
Publication Date: May 9, 2012
Citation: Cole, N.A., Todd, R.W. 2012. Phase feeding crude protein to decrease ammonia emissions from finishing beef cattle. Available: www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Program/212.

Technical Abstract: The dietary protein requirement of cattle decreases as animals grow, and mature. Thus, it maybe possible to decrease the protein content of finishing diets to conserve nitrogen, and decrease ammonia emissions. This publicatoin gives a brief review of research conducted on phase feeding protein to finishing beef cattle. It appears that phase feeding protein has little effect on animal performance and decreases potential ammonia emissons by 10 to 30%.

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