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Investigation of the Impact of Mineral Status and Use of an Injectable Mineral on Beef Cattle Performance
Animal Industry Report
  • Olivia Genther, Iowa State University
  • Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2693
Publication Date
2012
Disciplines
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications

Adequate trace mineral status of feedlot cattle decreases losses during shipping and improves marbling score (MS). Utilizing an injectable trace mineral, at the start of the finishing period, improved average daily gain (ADG), body weight (BW) and hot carcass weight (HCW). Trace mineral supplementation is important to beef cattle performance, and improves response to stress. Injectable minerals improve recovery after a stressful event, and enhance performance.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Olivia Genther and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Investigation of the Impact of Mineral Status and Use of an Injectable Mineral on Beef Cattle Performance" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/6/