yeast, steers, feedlot performance, carcass traits
Seventy-two yearling steers (initial weight 793 Ib) were allotted to 8 pens and self-fed a finishing diet consisting of 91 % whole shelled corn and 9% pelleted supplement without or with Yea-Sacc (11 g per day). Feed was provided to each pen approximately every 3days in amounts necessary to provide constant access during the 109-day trial. No treatment differences were detected for any of the feedlot performance or carcass characteristics measured. The occurrence of acidosis was high in both treatments as evidenced by the higher percentage of abscessed livers (40%). The feeding of Yea-Sacc did not have any beneficial effect in these circumstances.
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Birkelo, C. P. and Rops, B., "Effect of a Yeast Culture Product (Yea-Sacc) on Feedlot Performance of Yearling Cattle Self-Fed an All-Concentrate Finishing Diet" (1995). South Dakota Beef Report, 1995. 14.