Profit Tip: Feed Additives

Profit Tip: Feed Additives

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

When profit margins are tight, the use of technologies such as feed additives should not be overlooked. Feed additives are compounds fed to feedlot cattle for reasons other than supplying nutrients. These compounds increase the rate of gain and feed efficiency of beef cattle, decreasing the cost of production and improving the profit potential of feedlot producers. Here, we will focus on ionophores and beta-agonists.

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