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Validation of the use of malt parameters to predict the feed value of barley for feedlot cattle

Grant number: 14/10101-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Grantee:Carlos Henrique Silveira Rabelo
Supervisor abroad: Tim McAllister
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Lethbridge Research Centre (LRC), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:12/25463-0 - Action of lactic-acid bacterial and Bacillus subtilis in manipulation of fermentative process in corn silage and their effect on performance animal, BP.DR


The current proposal represents a potential to reduce the costs with the animal nutrition by increase on the average daily gain and/or feed efficiency, which can be obtained with malt uses. So, the objectives this work is: measure growth and feed intake (feed efficiency) of feedlot cattle fed a diet containing barley differing in diastatic power (high versus low); determine the effect of processing on the relationship between diastatic power and growth, feed intake and efficiency of feedlot cattle; and training of graduate student(s) in the areas of nutrition, research and NIRS. (AU)