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Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics

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

Abstract

Algae meal is a novel feedstuff comprised of partially deoiled microalgae (43% DM basis) and soyhulls (57% DM basis). It appears algae meal may have a lesser energy value than corn. However, algae meal is readily consumed by steers and has minimal effects on carcass performance. This suggests that algae meal could potentially serve as a replacement for corn and a valuable component of feedlot diets.

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Stokes, R. S., Loy, D. D. & Hansen, S. L., (2016) “Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 13(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-422

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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