Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass CharacteristicsAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R3059
Summary and ImplicationsAlgae meal is a novel feedstuff comprised of partially deoiled microalgae (43% DM basis) and soyhulls (57% DM basis). It appears algae meal may have a lesser energy value than corn. However, algae meal is readily consumed by steers and has minimal effects on carcass performance. This suggests that algae meal could potentially serve as a replacement for corn and a valuable component of feedlot diets.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationRebecca S. Stokes, Daniel D. Loy and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics" (2016)
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