The effects of Flaxlic block supplementation on finishing feedlot heifers

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dc.contributor.author Quinn, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Loe, E.R.
dc.contributor.author Webb, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Corrigan, M.E.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.contributor.author Depenbusch, Brandon E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T20:28:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T20:28:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-02T20:28:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4332
dc.description.abstract An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of FlaxLic supplement blocks, fed free-choice during feedlot finishing, on heifer performance, carcass quality, and fatty acid profiles of loin steaks. Heifers (n=302, 1059±7 lb initial bodyweight) were fed diets based on steam-flaked corn. Cattle were assigned to dirt surfaced pens (12 to 13 heifers/pen, 12 pens/treatment). Treatments consisted of control (no block) or FlaxLic free-choice block supplements. Loins were obtained from three animals randomly selected from each pen for measurement of fatty acid profiles. Average daily gain and feed:gain were not different over the 75-day feeding trial. Dry matter intake was less for heifers supplemented with FlaxLic blocks. There were no differences between treatments for carcass characteristics. Heifers supplemented with FlaxLic blocks had greater concentrations of 18:3n3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids in loin steaks, compared with controls. The ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids was also reduced by supplementation with FlaxLic blocks. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 06-205-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 959 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Flaxlic en_US
dc.subject Finishing heifers en_US
dc.title The effects of Flaxlic block supplementation on finishing feedlot heifers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 14 en_US
dc.citation.spage 11 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mjq en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bdepenbu en_US


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