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Beef Up Your Cattle Ration

Whole cottonseed is a triple-nutrient feed ingredient, containing protein, available fat and effective fiber to support the nutritional needs of your beef cattle.1 On average, whole cottonseed contains 96% digestible nutrients, 23% protein, 20% fat and 24% fiber on a dry matter basis.2


Helps improve body condition, which is vital for successful breeding.3


Supports muscle growth, animal development and lactation.4


Supports rumen function and digestive health.5

What does that mean for beef producers & Nutritionists?

Proven Beneficial For Beef Cattle

Cotton byproducts, including whole cottonseed and cotton gin trash, are an effective source of fiber, fat and protein in feedlot rations without adverse effects on performance or carcass characteristics.6

Improves Body Condition

Research has shown that the fat in whole cottonseed improves body condition in beef cattle, which can lead to better reproductive performance.3

Great Supplemental Feed Option

Whole cottonseed is a nutrient-dense option that’s high in protein, which is the component most often lacking in beef cattle diets. Cottonseed also contains ample energy and fiber to promote digestive health.1

Beef Advisory Council Members

Eric Bailey

Assistant Professor and State Beef Extension Specialist
University of Missouri | Missouri

Buck Chastain

BC Consulting | Arkansas

Alisa Ogden

Beef Producer & Cotton Grower
Black River Farm | New Mexico

Terry Quam

Beef Producer
Marda Angus Farms | Wisconsin

Jason Sawyer

Chief Science Officer
King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management | Texas

Bob Walker

Beef Producer
Walker Farms | Tennessee

Blake Wilson

Assistant Associate Professor
Oklahoma State Univeristy | Oklahoma

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