Summary and Implications
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of increasing inclusions of Diamond V Original XPC, a yeast fermentation product, on newly weaned beef steer performance and antioxidant defense. There was no effect of Original XPC on growth performance in the current study; however, blood measures indicated greater antioxidant capacity and lesser oxidative stress for steers fed XPC at 14 g/d. Further research is needed to better understand how oxidative stress impacts animal performance and health as well as the optimum supplementation dose of XPC for newly received beef cattle.
Iowa State University
Deters, Erin; Stokes, Rebecca; Genther-Schroeder, Olivia; and Hansen, Stephanie
"Effects of Original XPC on Newly Weaned Beef Steer Growth Performance and Antioxidant Defense,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 664, ASL R3214.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol664/iss1/12