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Crambe meal as a source of supplemental protein for growing-finishing beef cattle
- Perry, T.W., Kwolek, W.F., Tookey, H.L., Princen, L.H., Beeson, W.M., Mohler, M.T.
- Journal of animal science 1979 v.48 no.4 pp. 758
- beef cattle, cattle feeding, finishing, feed supplements, protein supplements, Crambe abyssinica, crambe meal, protein content, feed quality, liveweight gain, food acceptability
- A series of 4 experiments were conducted with growing beef cattle to evaluate crambe (Crambe abyssinica) seed meal as a source of supplemental protein. The crambe meal contained hulls and from 25-31% protein. In 2 of the experiments, nonsignificant increases in gain were associated with additions of good quality crambe meal. In the other 2 experiments where nonsignificant decreases in gain were obtained, the crambe meals were of lower quality as indicated by analytical data and lower apparent acceptability to the cattle. In 1 of the experiments, cattle fed higher levels of crambe meal required less (P < .05) feed per kg gain.