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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1966. Department of Animal Science.


Copyright 1966, the author. Used by permission.


The establishment of Crambe abyssinica, a member of the mustard family, as a new crop for the American farmer will be helped if a use can be found for the by-products.The main by-products from Crambe abyssinica are the hulls from the seed and the seed meal after the oil has been removed from the seed.Some of the characteristics of the by-products indicate that they may be used as feed ingredients. If these by-products are to be used as feed ingredients they must have nutritional entities which are available to the animal, they must be palatable, and they must not contain materials which are toxic to the animal.

The purpose of this research was to study the use of Crambe meal as a source of supplemental protein and Crambe hulls as a source of roughage in beef cattle rations.

Advisor:Donald C. Clanton