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Using Net Energy to Formulate Beef Cattle Rations

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David L. Lalman
Department of Animal Sciences

This publication explains how to use feed energy measures to estimate the energy required for a specific animal at various performance levels and to evaluate feeds in terms of how they supply this energy.

Sample calculations illustrating how to use the net energy system to predict animal performance are also provided.


  • Total digestible nutrients
  • Digestible energy
  • Metabolizable energy
  • Net energy


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G2053, reviewed October 1993

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