Summary and Implications
Algae meal is a novel feedstuff comprised of partially deoiled microalgae (43% DM basis) and soyhulls (57% DM basis). It appears algae meal may have a lesser energy value than corn. However, algae meal is readily consumed by steers and has minimal effects on carcass performance. This suggests that algae meal could potentially serve as a replacement for corn and a valuable component of feedlot diets.
Iowa State University
Stokes, Rebecca S.; Loy, Daniel D.; and Hansen, Stephanie L.
"Effects of Increased Inclusion of Algae Meal on Finishing Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 662, ASL R3059.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol662/iss1/20