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Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics
Animal Industry Report
  • Danielle J. Pogge, Iowa State University
  • Paul Summer, Ajinomoto North America
  • Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2859
Publication Date
2014
Disciplines
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications
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.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Danielle J. Pogge, Paul Summer and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/1/