Effects of including saponins (Micro-Aid®) in a protein supplement on performance of growing steers and spring-calving cows

  title={Effects of including saponins (Micro-Aid{\textregistered}) in a protein supplement on performance of growing steers and spring-calving cows},
  author={C. Mcmurphy and A. Sexten and G. Mourer and M. Rincker and D. Lalman},
  journal={Animal Feed Science and Technology},
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the use of Micro-Aid® (MA; DPI Global, Porterville, CA, USA) on the performance of stocker steers and spring-calving cows. In Experiment 1, fall-born crossbred steers (n = 68; 289 ± 34 kg initial body weight; BW) were randomly allotted to one of four supplement treatments: (1) soybean hulls: 130 g dry matter (DM)/d (C; control), (2) cottonseed meal and wheat middlings: 410 g DM/d (PC; positive control), (3) MA added to PC to supply 1 g MA/d (MA1… Expand
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  • Ce Liu, Chen-Chen Xu, +5 authors Hailing Luo
  • Medicine
  • Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho
  • 2021
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