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Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Lamb Total Tract Digestibility

Authors
  • Rebecca S. Stokes (Iowa State University)
  • Megan L. Van Emon (Iowa State University)
  • Daniel D. Loy (Iowa State University)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Algae meal is a novel coproduct created by the unique combination of soybean hulls and oil-extracted heterotrophic micro algae. Algae meal is highly digestible by ruminants and was readily consumed by lambs when included at up to 60% of the diet dry matter. This suggests that algae meal could potentially replace corn or soybean hulls and serve as a valuable component of feedlot diets.

Keywords: Animal Science, ASL R3003

How to Cite:

Stokes, R. S., Van Emon, M. L., Loy, D. D. & Hansen, S. L., (2015) “Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Lamb Total Tract Digestibility”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 12(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1324

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Published on
01 Jan 2015
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