Steers (n = 272; shrunk BW = 794 ± 163 pounds) were assigned to one of four dietary treatments in a 143.5 d feedlot finishing trial: 0 g BPZ/ kg diet dry matter (DM) (CON), 1 g BPZ/ kg diet DM (1BPZ), 2 g BPZ/ kg diet DM (2BPZ), or 3 g BPZ/ kg diet DM (3BPZ). Carcass data and liver health outcomes were collected, and feedlot growth performance data and efficiency of dietary net energy utilization were calculated on a carcass-adjusted basis.
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Francis, Forest L.; Gubbels, Erin R.; Hamilton, Thomas G.; Rusche, Warren; Lafleur, Doug; Hergenreder, Jerilyn E.; and Smith, Zachary K. F., "Dose Effects of Encapsulated Butyric Acid and Zinc on Beef Feedlot Steer Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Dietary Net Energy Utilization" (2022). SDSU Beef Day 2022 Summary Publication. 18.