Crude glycerin in steam-flaked corn-based diets for beef cattle

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dc.contributor.author Parsons, G.L.
dc.contributor.author Shelor, M.K.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-14T21:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-14T21:14:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-14T21:14:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2289
dc.description.abstract Plant oils contain large amounts of triglycerides that will react to a catalyst, such as methanol. The transesterification reaction between the oil and alcohol will produce approximately 10% crude glycerin and 90% biodiesel. Crude glycerin is distilled for use in human products such as soaps, cosmetics, and moisturizers, but the usefulness of glycerin as a feed source for livestock is unclear. Rapid expansion of the biodiesel industry has created excess supplies of crude glycerin. It is thought that glycerin can be used in ruminant diets to decrease feed costs, but crude glycerin from biodiesel production can contain various levels of methanol, which can be toxic to livestock at increased levels. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of feeding crude glycerin derived from soybean oil in steam-flaked corn finishing diets fed to beef cattle. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-212-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 995 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Crude glycerin en_US
dc.subject Soybean oil en_US
dc.title Crude glycerin in steam-flaked corn-based diets for beef cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 66 en_US
dc.citation.spage 64 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gparsons en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mshelor2 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US

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