Beef

Investigation of the Impact of Mineral Status and Use of an Injectable Mineral on Beef Cattle Performance

Authors
  • Olivia Genther (Iowa State University)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Adequate trace mineral status of feedlot cattle decreases losses during shipping and improves marbling score (MS). Utilizing an injectable trace mineral, at the start of the finishing period, improved average daily gain (ADG), body weight (BW) and hot carcass weight (HCW). Trace mineral supplementation is important to beef cattle performance, and improves response to stress. Injectable minerals improve recovery after a stressful event, and enhance performance.

Keywords: ASL R2693

How to Cite:

Genther, O. & Hansen, S. L., (2012) “Investigation of the Impact of Mineral Status and Use of an Injectable Mineral on Beef Cattle Performance”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-127

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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