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Unpublished Paper
Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics
Animal Industry Report
  • Rebecca S. Stokes, Iowa State University
  • Daniel D. Loy, Iowa State University
  • Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R3059
Publication Date
2016
Disciplines
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications
Algae 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 Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Rebecca S. Stokes, Daniel D. Loy and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/26/