Summary and Implications
Algae meal is a novel coproduct created by the unique combination of soybean hulls and oil-extracted heterotrophic micro algae. Algae meal is highly digestible by ruminants and was readily consumed by lambs when included at up to 60% of the diet dry matter. This suggests that algae meal could potentially replace corn or soybean hulls and serve as a valuable component of feedlot diets.
Iowa State University
Stokes, Rebecca S.; Van Emon, Megan L.; Loy, Daniel D.; and Hansen, Stephanie L.
"Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Lamb Total Tract Digestibility,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 661, ASL R3003.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol661/iss1/66