Comparison of growth andefficiency of steers fed barley and triticale diets
Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC)
Steers fed triticale adapted to the diet more slowly than those fed barley, resulting in reduced overall feed intake (9.4 vs. 10.5 kg d−1, P = 0.08) and average daily gain (ADG) (1.3 vs. 1.5 kg d−1, P = 0.08). No difference was detected in feed:gain ratio (7.1 vs. 6.8, P = 0.65). The reduced ADG in the triticale-fed steers may be due to reduced feed intake and the longer time required to adapt.
Goonewardene, L.A., D.R. ZoBell, and J.A. Basarab. 1994. Comparison of growth and efficiency of steers fed barley and triticale diets. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 74:159-161.