Effect of Trace Mineral Injection and Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing CattleAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2961
Summary and ImplicationsUtilizing a trace mineral (TM) injection approximately 90 d prior to harvest may improve growth performance and carcass characteristics when the β-agonist Optaflexx is not used. This may provide a unique opportunity for TM injection to be used in natural programs, to avoid the use of β-agonists, but still maintain high rates of growth. However, using a TM-injection only 28 d prior to harvest appears to have no additional benefit, and may decrease carcass quality.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationOlivia N. Genther-Schroeder, Christopher A. Clark and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effect of Trace Mineral Injection and Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Cattle" (2015)
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