Evaluation of the safety of an algal biomass as an ingredient for finishing cattle
Published on: 06/12/2019
Author/s : M. M. Norman,* Z. E. Carlson,* F. H. Hilscher,* G. E. Erickson,* B. W. Brodersen,† J. D. Loy,† J. W. Wilson,‡
C. Rabe,§ and A. K. Watson*¹.
*Department of Animal Science, and †School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln 68583; ‡DSM Nutritional Products, Parsippany, NJ 07054; and §Evonik Industries, Hanau,
Coproducts of n-3 fatty acid production from algae are a potential feed resource for cattle. A study was conducted evaluating feeding algal biomass to cattle. Crossbred cattle (20 steers and 20 heifers, 255 kg initial BW, SD = 14) were individually fed 4 inclusions of condensed algal residue solubles (CARS; 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5% of diet DM) displacing dry-rolled corn in the finishing diet for ...