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Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics

Authors
  • Danielle J. Pogge (Iowa State University)
  • Paul Summer (Ajinomoto North America)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

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

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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

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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