Potential of triticale as a feed forfinishing heifers
Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC)
Commercial heifers (n = 120) were randomly assigned to 12 pens (10 heifers/pen) and fed one of four grain diets in combination with barley silage and vitamin premix. Treatments were 100% barley control, 100% triticale, 50% triticale 50% barley, 25% triticale 75% barley. Treatment differences were not significant (P > 0.05) for body weight (BW), average daily gain (ADG), feed intake (FI) and feed:gain (FG).ADG, FI and FG for the 100% triticale treatment were 1.24 kg d−1, 7.88 kg d−1and 6.29 kg kg−1 respectively, while in the control they were 1.23 kg d−1, 8.03 kg d and 6.39 kg kg−1. Key words: Triticale, heifers, body weight, feed:gain
ZoBell, D.R., L.A. Goonewardene, and D. F. Engstrom. 1990. Potential of triticale as a feed for finishing heifers. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 72:181-184.