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Boost Cattle Performance With Whole Cottonseed

Whole cottonseed is a triple-nutrient feed ingredient, containing protein, available fat and effective fiber.1 This unique composition is especially valuable in cattle diets, making it a sought-after feedstuff for dairies across the U.S.


Helps improve body condition, which is vital for successful breeding.2


Supports muscle growth, animal development and lactation.3


Supports rumen function and digestive health.4

What Else Do Dairy Producers & Nutritionists Need To Know?

Higher Milk Production and Butterfat:

In trial after trial, whole cottonseed has been proven to increase both milk production and milk fat when added to dairy cow rations.5

Improved Body Condition:

Research has shown that the fat in whole cottonseed improves body condition, which can lead to better reproductive performance.2

Highly Digestible:

Whole cottonseed is highly digestible since its energy is primarily from fat.6

Widely Available:

Since whole cottonseed is a byproduct of the cotton ginning process, it is widely available and often competitively priced.

Hay Supplement:

Can be used to supplement poor quality grass hay for pregnant and nursing cows to supply energy and protein.7

Dairy Advisory Council Members

Cory Colburn

Genuine Livestock Nutrition Counsulting

Jeff Hall

Dairy Producer
Hall Dairy | Utah

Kevin Harvatine

University Researcher
Penn State Univ.

Larry Johnson

Tactical Risk Advisors

Adam Lock

University Researcher
Michigan State Univ.

Carl Old

Dairy Nutritionist
A3 Cattle Company | California

Jesse Peterson

Dairy Nutritionist
GPS Dairy Consulting | Utah

Brett Reinford

Dairy Producer
Reinford Farms | Pennsylvania

Dr. John Robinson

Professor and Extension Specialist
Texas A&M University | Texas

Lee Van Kleeck

Dairy Nutritionist
Van Kleeck Dairy Services | Idaho

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