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The Effect of Varying Concentrations of Vitamin C on Performance, Blood Metabolites, and Carcass Characteristics of Steers Consuming a Common High Sulfur Diet

Authors
  • Danielle J. Pogge (Iowa State University)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The data support the conclusion that supplementing a rumen-protected vitamin C (VC) source to yearling feedlot steers consuming a high sulfur (S; 0.55%) diet tends to increase feed efficiency and ribeye area (REA), while minimal effects were noted on blood metabolites or marbling score.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Pogge, D. J. & Hansen, S. L., (2014) “The Effect of Varying Concentrations of Vitamin C on Performance, Blood Metabolites, and Carcass Characteristics of Steers Consuming a Common High Sulfur Diet”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 11(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1130

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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