Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics
The data support the conclusion that Rumaferm (LF), liquid cattle feed, may be supplemented in feedlot cattle diets up to 5% DM in a concentrate-based diet if dietary cation-anion difference is balanced, as this product contains greater concentrations of sulfur and chloride contributing to a negative DCAD. Cattle receiving the LF diet showed decreased performance compared to the controls (CON) when DCAD was negative; however, when DCAD values were corrected to be positive, performance of the LF steers was recovered to similar values as the CON.
Keywords: Animal Science
How to Cite:
Pogge, D. J. & Summer, P. & Hansen, S. L., (2014) “Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 11(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1145