The Three-In-One Feedstuff
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
Why Whole Cottonseed?
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 Beef Cattle Body Condition
Research has shown that the fat in whole cottonseed improves body condition in beef cattle, which can lead to better reproductive performance.4
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
Direct & Simple Sourcing
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1Kellog, DW, Pennington, JA, Johnson, ZB and Panivivat, R (2001). Survey of management practices used for the highest producing DHI herds in the United States. J. Dairy. Sci. 84:E120– E127. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(01)70206–8
2Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle. Seventh Revised ed. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 2001.
3Comerford, JW Added fat in the ration of beef cows to enhance reproduction. Penn State Extension website. Available at: https://extension.psu.edu/added-fat-in-the-ration-of-beef-cows-to-enhance-reproduction. January 2, 2014. Accessed June 2, 2020.
4Parish, J Protein requirements of beef cattle. Mississippi State University Extension website. Available at: https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/topic-files/cattle-business-mississippi-articles/cattle-business-mississippi-articles-landing-page/mca_apr2009.pdf. April, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2021.
5Parish, J Fiber in beef cattle diets. Mississippi State University Extension website. Available at: https://extension.msstate.edu/publications/publications/fiber-beef-cattle-diets#:~:text=Salivary%20flow%20is%20primarily%20stimulated,referred%20to%20as%20effective%20fiber. Accessed January 28, 2021
6Warner, A et al. (2020). Effects of utilizing cotton byproducts in a finishing diet on beef cattle performance, carcass traits, fecal characteristics, and plasma metabolites. J. Anim. Sci., doi:10.1093/jas/skaa038.