Summary and Implications
Adequate trace mineral status of feedlot cattle decreases losses during shipping and improves marbling score (MS). Utilizing an injectable trace mineral, at the start of the finishing period, improved average daily gain (ADG), body weight (BW) and hot carcass weight (HCW). Trace mineral supplementation is important to beef cattle performance, and improves response to stress. Injectable minerals improve recovery after a stressful event, and enhance performance.
Iowa State University
Genther, Olivia and Hansen, Stephanie L.
"Investigation of the Impact of Mineral Status and Use of an
Injectable Mineral on Beef Cattle Performance,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 658, ASL R2693.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol658/iss1/25