Higher concentration of zinc improves cattle feed efficiency

Kansas State University study shows feeding cattle higher concentrations of zinc helps improve growth and could improve profits.

Kansas State University researchers have found that feeding higher-than-recommended dietary concentrations of zinc can help improve the growth of finishing cattle — a finding that could lead to more profits for the industry.

Cadra Van Bibber-Krueger, a doctoral student in the university's animal sciences and industry department, reported results of a trial that fed zinc at concentrations ranging from 0 to 90 parts per million of the finishing diet. The National Research Council's c

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