Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2006

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Published in 2006 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2005 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

A winter and a summer nitrogen mass balance experiment were conducted to analyze effects of feeding clinoptilolite zeolite clay to steers. No differences were found in steer ADG, F/G or carcass characteristics. Nitrogen mass balance and volatilization were not affected by a 1.2% addition of clinoptilolite in feedlot diets. These experiments indicate clinoptilolite zeolite clay does not have a large enough cation exchange potential to be effective in reducing N volatilization in open feedlot pens.

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