Feed additives are included into beef cattle feedlot diets with the objective to improve cattle growth and feed efficiency, resulting in enhanced productivity and profitability in feedlot. The objective of this research was to evaluate the impacts of supplementing a yeast-derived product, Celmanax, during the finishing period on performance, physiological responses, and carcass quality of feedlot cattle. Including Celmanax into finishing diets containing monensin did not result in additional benefits on cattle performance or carcass traits. Celmanax could be tested as a natural feed additive alternative to monensin with the objective to improve animal growth performance and health in a complete natural diet.
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November 24, 2020