oilseed crops, unpredictable environments, beef cattle, rations, meal production
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Oilseed crops are produced throughout South Dakota for human consumption. However, when unpredictable environments create immature, frost-damaged, or otherwise poor quality oilseeds unfit for human consumption or if market prices are low, feeding livestock is an alternative outlet for oilseed crops. Meals produced from the processing of these crops have been used for years in livestock rations; however, the unprocessed whole seed is the primary focus here.
Walker, Julie, "Oilseed Crops in Beef Cattle Rations" (2006). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 81.