Feedlot Nutrition and Growth and Management
A feeding trial was conducted with 860-lb yearling steers fed 121 days to evaluate Condensed Porcine Solubles (Porcine Solubles) as a source of supplemental nitrogen for finishing cattle. Diets containing 5% soybean meal, 1.46% urea, and 2% or 4% Porcine Solubles were compared. When first offered, cattle did not want to consume feed containing the Porcine Solubles. Following adaptation, feed containing up to 4% Porcine Solubles was readily consumed. During the first 56 days, steers fed soybean meal gained faster and were more efficient than steers fed urea or Porcine Solubles. At the end of the trial there were no differences among the nitrogen supplements in feed intake, gain, or feed conversion. There were no significant differences in carcass weight or measures of carcass quality.
Iowa State University
August 8, 2012
Trenkle, Allen, "Evaluation of Condensed Porcine Solubles as a Source of Supplemental Nitrogen in Corn-Based Finishing Diets for Yearling Steers" (1999). Beef Research Report, 1998. 13.