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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
Beef Advisory Council Members
Assistant Professor and State Beef Extension Specialist
University of Missouri | Missouri
BC Consulting | Arkansas
Beef Producer & Cotton Grower
Lookout Farms | New Mexico
Margda Angus Farms | Wisconsin
Chief Science Officer
King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management | Texas
Walker Farms | Tennessee
Assistant Associate Professor
Oklahoma State Univeristy | Oklahoma
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1Kellogg, D.W., Pennington, J.A., Johnson, Z.B. and Panivivat, R. (2001). Survey of management practices used for the highest producing DHI herds in the United States. J. Dairy. Sci. Vol. 84, Supplement, E120– E127. doi:10.3168/-jds.S0022-0302(01)70206–8.
2National Research Council (2001). Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition, 2001. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9825.
3Comerford, J.W. (2014). Added fat in the ration of beef cows to enhance reproduction. Pennsylvania State University. https://extension.psu.edu/added-fat-in-the-ration-of-beef-cows-to-enhance-reproduction.
4Parish, J. (2009). Protein requirements of beef cattle. Mississippi State University Extension. https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/topic-files/cattle-business-mississippi-articles/cattle-business-mississippi-articles-landing-page/mca_apr2009.pdf.
5Parish, J. (2022) Fiber in beef cattle diets. Mississippi State University Extension website. https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/publications/P2489_web.pdf.
6Warner, A.L., et al. (2020). Effects of utilizing cotton byproducts in a finishing diet on beef cattle performance, carcass traits, fecal characteristics, and plasma metabolites. Am. Soc. of Anim. Sci. Vol. 98, issue 2, doi:10.1093/jas/skaa038.