Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass CharacteristicsAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2859
Summary and ImplicationsThe 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 HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationDanielle J. Pogge, Paul Summer and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Impact of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics" (2014)
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