Effect of Trace Mineral Injection and Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Cattle
Utilizing a trace mineral (TM) injection approximately 90 d prior to harvest may improve growth performance and carcass characteristics when the β-agonist Optaflexx is not used. This may provide a unique opportunity for TM injection to be used in natural programs, to avoid the use of β-agonists, but still maintain high rates of growth. However, using a TM-injection only 28 d prior to harvest appears to have no additional benefit, and may decrease carcass quality.
Keywords: Animal Science, ASL R2961
How to Cite:
Genther-Schroeder, O. N. & Clark, C. A. & Hansen, S. L., (2015) “Effect of Trace Mineral Injection and Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Cattle”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 12(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1282